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A top Senate Democrat says a smaller stimulus package may be needed to get through winter months

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) speaks after a vote on legislation for funding the Department of Homeland Security on Capitol Hill in Washington March 2, 2015.   REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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Sen. Debbie Stabenow, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the upper chamber, urged immediate action on an economic aid package in the lame-duck session of Congress, even if it was a smaller measure to support people and businesses through the winter.

The Michigan Democrat said there were discussions going on in a “bipartisan basis” and expressed alarm over millions of Americans at risk of losing their unemployment benefits next month.

“To me, this is about making sure there are no winners and losers — that whatever we do is comprehensive,” Stabenow said on Tuesday in a CNBC interview. details ⇒

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