Reid urges no strings on jobless-aid renewal

Posted: January 9, 2014 at 5:34 a.m.

Sen. Roy Blunt (center), R-Mo., flanked by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right), R-Ky., and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meet with reporters after Tuesday’s procedural vote on legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Republicans to agree to a three-month extension of expanded unemployment benefits without insisting on spending reductions elsewhere to pay for it.

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