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U.S. Senate delays vote on jobless benefits bill until Tuesday
January 6, 2014 / 11:32 PM / 4 years ago

U.S. Senate delays vote on jobless benefits bill until Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid obtained the delay just as the chamber was to begin a roll call vote on whether to begin consideration of the measure. It had been unclear whether the bill would get the support of 60 senators needed to overcome a Republican procedural hurdle.

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