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Reid: ‘Optimistic’ About Jobless Aid Compromise

Posted on AllSides January 9th, 2014
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.,Nev.) Tuesday said he is “cautiously optimistic” that a bipartisan agreement on extending benefits for the long term unemployed will be reached later today, saying that any deal will likely be a one-year extension if it complies with GOP demands that its cost be offset.

A senior Democratic official said that a compromise year-long extension will be proposed to a closed-door lunch meeting of Senate Democrats Thursday, as the Senate takes a midday break from debate on a three-month extension of the jobless aid program...

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