Setting the Agenda

By Steve Handelsman

Published 01/06 2014 04:28PM

Updated 01/06 2014 04:32PM

(NBC News)  The Senate is battling over extending unemployment benefits for the 1.3 million Americans whose checks stopped on December 31st. 

Congress has extended unemployment benefits more than a dozen times over recent years, but this time Republicans are questioning the cost and the need.

Democrats, meanwhile, want a three month extension of benefits.

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