Senate Democrats Want to Put GOP Blockade to Test

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Senate Democrats Want to Put GOP Blockade to Test

Roll Call – Senate Democrats sought to force Republicans to make good on a pledge that they would oppose any bill, including one to extend unemployment benefits, until Bush-era tax cuts are extended.

A host of Democratic lawmakers, visibly irritated by a GOP letter sent to Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, lambasted the minority for blocking action on extending the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and unemployment benefits in order to extend tax cuts for high-income Americans.

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