By Alexander Bolton - 06/05/14 01:54 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidGOP groups ride to rescue in 3 key Senate races Obama seeks down-ballot gains after being midterm loser Reid: 'I have set the Senate' for nuclear option MORE (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he will bring legislation extending unemployment benefits back to the floor as soon as it musters more Republican support.
Reid’s home-state colleague Sen. Dean HellerDean HellerGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election More Senate Republicans pressure Treasury over debt-equity rules Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE (R) is leading the push to woo potential Republican supporters.
“Of course anytime that Sen. Heller makes a little progress on this we’ll bring it back because people are just as desperate today as they were two months ago,” he added.
The Senate approved a five-month extension of unemployment benefits in April with a 59-38 vote. Six Republicans — Heller, Susan CollinsSusan CollinsRepublican opposition to raising the minimum wage Is crumbling 5 takeaways from the Indiana Senate debate GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (Maine), Mark KirkMark KirkCalifornia National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments Great Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election MORE (Ill.), Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteThe Hill's 12:30 Report California National Guard official: Congress knew about bonus repayments Outside group links Ayotte challenger to school sex scandal in new ad MORE (N.H.), Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiWriting in Mike Pence won’t do any good in these states GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Trump campaign left out of Alaska voter guide MORE (Alaska) and Rob PortmanRob PortmanVulnerable House freshmen passed most bills in decades, analysis finds Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage Is crumbling Trump: 'Very disappointed' GOP senator dropped support MORE (Ohio) — voted for it.
The legislation stalled in the Republican-controlled House.