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Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, (left) and Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, were working together on a bipartisan bill in last year to restore unemployment benefits that fell one vote short of overcoming a GOP-led filibuster. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama and Senate Armed Service Committee member Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., laugh as they walk down the steps from Air Force One, upon their arrival at the Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, before heading to the United States Military Academy at West Point where the president was to deliver the commencement address. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass)

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President Barack Obama and Senate Armed Service Committee member Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., laugh as they walk down the steps from Air Force One, upon their arrival at the Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, N.Y., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, before heading to the United States Military Academy at West Point where the president was to deliver the commencement address. (AP Photo/Philip Kamrass)

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Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, has sponsored a bill for a three-month extension of a program known as unemployment insurance. He wants a longer-term extension. Republicans opposed earlier versions of his bill. (Associated Press)

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Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., right, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, talk with Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, Commander, International Security Assistance Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, before the committee's hearing on the situation in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, (left) and Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, were working together on a bipartisan bill in last year to restore unemployment benefits that fell one vote short of overcoming a GOP-led filibuster. (Associated Press)

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Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, (left) and Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, were working together on a bipartisan bill in last year to restore unemployment benefits that fell one vote short of overcoming a GOP-led filibuster. (Associated Press)

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Sens. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, (left) and Dean Heller, Nevada Republican, were working together on a bipartisan bill in last year to restore unemployment benefits that fell one vote short of overcoming a GOP-led filibuster. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., leaves following a news conference to discuss unemployment insurance, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., leaves following a news conference to discuss unemployment insurance, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)