• Unemployment Benefits Extension Stalls In Senate
  • January 17, 2014
  • Law Firm: McDonald Hopkins LLC - Cleveland Office
  • Since returning to Washington this January, Democrats have made the extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed a top priority. This week, those efforts stalled in the Senate when efforts to come to a deal over amendments to the bill broke down.

    After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-K) failed to reach an agreement on amendments, the Senate voted 55-45, largely along party lines, to move forward on a three month extension. The vote fell short of the 60 needed to end debate.

    The Senate is unlikely to consider the matter again until later this month.