Senate Fails to Pass Unemployment Benefits Proposal

Published 02/06 2014 04:52PM

Updated 02/06 2014 04:57PM

The proposal to continue long-term unemployment benefits fails in the Senate today.

The plan needed 60 votes to move forward. It only got 58 despite support from some Republicans.

The measure calls for extending long-term jobless benefits, which expired in December, for three months.

Bipartisan negotiators have worked for several weeks to reach an agreement. But their differences have created lots of hurdles.

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