Just one day after saying unequivocally that no GOP amendments would be considered on a bill to extend unemployment insurance, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, decided Friday afternoon to allow “a reasonable number of relevant amendments from Republicans.”

“Senator Reid has continued speaking with his Republican colleagues since yesterday afternoon and informed them that he is absolutely willing for the Senate to consider a reasonable number of relevant amendments from Republicans,” Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said Friday. “He hopes Republicans will get serious about passing this emergency legislation and stop trying to distract from the issue at hand with more tired attacks on Obamacare and other unrelated issues.

“At the end of the day, the most important thing is keeping faith with those who are struggling to make ends meet, and they expect us to rise above partisan squabbling,” Mr. Jentleson said.

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