YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said he doesn't like it, but he likely would go along with a $25 reduction in weekly unemployment benefits for workers if that's what it takes to get benefits extended.

Brown, D-Ohio, continued to press Wednesday for legislation that would extend jobless benefits, boost access to capital through U.S. Small Business Administration loans and close $14 billion in tax loopholes he said encourage companies to ship jobs overseas. The legislation stalled Wednesday in the Senate as 11 Democrats and one Independent joined with Republicans to vote against ending debate.

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