Republicans offer proposals to pay for new jobless benefits, say Senate should vote on them

  • by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 8, 2014 - 6:23 PM

WASHINGTON — One day after clearing a key Senate hurdle, legislation to renew long-term jobless benefits stood at a crossroads on Wednesday with gridlock beckoning from one direction and the prospect of compromise from the other.

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