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Bid for unemployment extension fails

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Senate bid to extend long-term unemployment benefits fails to clear two procedural votes.   

Those votes came Tuesday after hard fought negotiations between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and eight republican senators.   

The talks are centered on finding ways to pay for renewing benefits that expired in December, which could cost anywhere from $6 to $25-billion, depending on how long they would be extended.

Each side is blaming the other for a failure to agree.

The vote could still be taken up in the future, but chances of an extension seem to be dwindling.

The Senate is in recess next week.