A Senate plan to restore long-term jobless benefits to 1.4 million Americans failed after Republicans withdrew their support amid complaints over cost and other issues. The original $6.4 billion three-month extension failed on a 55-45 vote. Another $18 billion bill, which would restore the benefits through the end of 2014, stalled on a 52-48 vote. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid lost Republican support when he amended the bill and failed to come up with a plan to offset the cost within 10 years.
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