MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Less than a month before recall elections, Wisconsin Senate Republicans struggled Thursday with how to respond to bipartisan pressure for them to vote on a bill extending unemployment benefits.

Democrats seized on the issue, calling on Republicans to quickly schedule a vote on the bill that passed with bipartisan support earlier in the week. The bill's sponsor, a Republican, also urged the Republican Senate leader to schedule a vote.

The Senate is in a box because Assembly Republicans passed a different version of the proposal, reinstating a one-week waiting period before unemployment benefits can start. The Senate bill, in addition to authorizing a 13-week extension of unemployment benefits, did away with the waiting period.

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