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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-21-10 11:26 AM
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Democrats Bash GOP For Delaying Final Vote On Unemployment Extension
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While Democrats managed to invoke cloture on a bill to extend unemployment benefits, Republicans have delayed a final vote on the bill by deciding to use all 30 hours of debate, a move a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., called a declaration of war on unemployed Americans.

"Republicans are declaring an all-out war on unemployed Americans," said Reid spokesman Jim Manley. "Even though Democrats have the votes to give unemployed workers the safety net they deserve, Republicans are callously delaying the vote for an entire day."

Democrats had hoped to hold a final vote on the legislation Tuesday night, but the move by Republicans will delay the vote until about 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

"If Republicans want to delay this vote until nine o'clock tonight and play politics on the backs of out-of-work Americans, that's their sad choice," Manley said. "One way or another, Democrats will make sure this safety net reaches the people who need it."

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