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Question of the Day
Eight Republican senators worked to craft a three-month unemployment insurance extension that also would repeal cuts made to military retirement in last month’s budget deal. The plan would have prevented people from collecting unemployment insurance and disability payments in the same month, and was paid for over the 10-year budget window by deepening sequestration. Sen. Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, said he had the votes to pass the bill, and Sen. John Hoeven, North Dakota Republican, said the House would have supported it as well.
They presented the bill to reporters Tuesday afternoon as a good-faith effort, although they knew the plan was doomed.
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