Senators reach deal on Reed’s plan to revive jobless benefits

ON THURSDAY, the U.S. Senate reached an agreement on a Democratic proposal for a three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits that was introduced by Rhode Island's Democratic Sen. Jack Reed and Nevada's Republican Sen. Dean Heller. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS
ON THURSDAY, the U.S. Senate reached an agreement on a Democratic proposal for a three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits that was introduced by Rhode Island's Democratic Sen. Jack Reed and Nevada's Republican Sen. Dean Heller. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOSHUA ROBERTS
WASHINGTON – U.S. senators reached an agreement that would restore benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year and that the Obama administration has sought to revive. The deal, struck Thursday by Rhode Island Democrat Jack Reed, Nevada Republican Dean Heller and eight other senators, would reauthorize emergency unemployment benefits for five months,…

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