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Democrats still want the "Jobs bill"

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats controlling the House may try to revive a long-stalled jobless aid bill next week.

Democratic officials said the measure may be voted as a
stand-alone bill shorn of controversial tax and spending provisions that prompted Senate Republicans to filibuster the unemployment aide this week.

But the Senate may not have enough time to clear the measure for President Barack Obama's desk before leaving Washington for the Fourth of July recess. The impasse has meant that more than 1.2 million people have lost unemployment benefits averaging $300 a
week.

The aides spoke on condition of anonymity to speak freely about internal party strategy.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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