Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, joined by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, right, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, ... more 
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., center, joined by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, right, leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, after legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle. The vote was 60-37 to limit debate on the legislation, with a half-dozen Republicans siding with the Democrats on the test vote. Sen. Reed, along with Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, led the effort to reauthorize the benefits for three months which expired on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Tue, Jan 7, 2014 2:26 PM EST