January 11, 2014

CHANGE: Reid Backs Down In Unemployment Fight.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he is now open to considering Republican amendments to a bill extending emergency unemployment benefits through most of 2014.

On Thursday, Reid clashed with several Republicans after saying he didn’t want to consider any changes to an amended version of the bill. Reid’s amendment paid for an 11-month extension by extending the sequester for another year, into 2024.

Republicans have other ideas on how to pay for the benefits, but Reid dismissed them.

He must be facing some defections.