By Ramsey Cox - 03/31/14 03:24 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that after the Senate passes an extension of long-term unemployment benefits later this week, the issue will be in House Republicans’ hands.
“It’s in their hands,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “We hope they will be considerate to these struggling people.”
Sens. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) have put together a plan that would provide retroactive benefits to more than 2 million people who lost their benefits when the program expired on Dec. 28.
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