A hint of congressional compromise: Senate sends unemployment benefits bill past first hurdle

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 7, 2014 - 8:55 PM

WASHINGTON — Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.

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