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Jobless Benefits Halt May Be Key Issue In Midterms

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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 27: Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., right, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, talk with reporters before the senate luncheons in the Capitol. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) | Tom Williams via Getty Images

If lawmakers decide next month to end a high-stakes impasse over extending long-term unemployment insurance benefits that expired Saturday, an estimated 1.3 million jobless Americans may receive compensation for three additional months or longer.

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