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Reid: Senate to vote on extending jobless benefits

The Senate will vote next Monday on temporarily extending federal benefits for the long-term unemployed, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday. Reid, D-Nev., told The Associated Press he’s hopeful a bill co-sponsored by Nevada’s Republican Sen. Dean Heller will be approved by the upper chamber, but he offered no prediction on whether it will pass muster in the House of Representatives. “I don’t predict anything in the House,” Reid said, describing the Republican-controlled House as a “black hole of legislation.” But he praised Heller for the bipartisan bill he introduced with U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island. The …

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