Jobless aid package promoted with Hurricane Katrina comparisons but runs into roadblock from GOP lawmakers who want to offset cost

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jan 08, 2014 11:57 AM

Susan Ferrechio

A measure to extend federal jobless aid, which narrowly cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Tuesday, encountered unyielding GOP resistance on Wednesday as House and Senate Republicans reasserted their desire to pay the bill's $6.4 billion price tag.