But Brown countered that the money should be continued to be spent, and the economy stimulated.

"It's a winner for business, it's a winner for workers, it's a winner for the economy," said Brown prior to Barrasso's objection. "I hope Republicans don't object to this."

Barrasso also shot down a request from Casey to extend the provisions for four months until Mother's Day.

The senators engaged in several minute of colloquy and then Barrasso offered his own UC provision on extending the trade agreements without the additional stimulus spending.

Brown objected to that UC request.