H.R.5749 - Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as passed house.

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Patriots 04/19/2008 6:54pm

People are starting to finally wake up now it is hitting them in the face. For too long too many Americans have lived with their head in the sand and as long as WallMart is open and their credit cards work they think everything is great.

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Anonymous 04/20/2008 4:01am

Wow the news is bleak in the Sunday paper across the country, 117.00 a barrel for oil, they are starting to compare our declining america to the 1932 depression America"s unemployed is at a 4 year high 750 jobs lost last week. I believe the extensions will go through, how can Bush not sign it?!

UnemployedTradesmanIL 04/20/2008 4:15am

MORNING CS & All! KEEP THINKING AND ACTING POSITIVELY!! They will listen us! Don’t forget….lets stay on our Governors…..EACH State CAN help us by passing the extension @ the State level….let them recoup funds @ a later date…we need this NOW.

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Patriots 04/20/2008 4:42am

I’m sorry to hear that CS, My mom died from that two years ago.

SnSinMaryland 04/20/2008 6:43am

Everyone who has exhausted their unemployment needs to OPEN A NEW CASE!!! Do it TODAY!!

Anonymous 04/22/2008 3:11am

Only when the GDP shows a decline for the first quarter of 2008 (which will be reported on April 30), will the country be in an ‘official’ recession. No policy regarding an extension of UIB will be initiated until after April 30. Pelosi may be posturing to push an extension through, but the country must first be declared to be in a recession before even her maneuvers will go thru. Basically, everything you hear about politicians pushing this cause will not have any results until after April 30th. to stay informed, go to this website:

Anonymous 04/24/2008 10:49am

CongressNow Website:
Financial Services Democrats Defeat GOP Effort to Kill Mortgage Aid Measure
Apr. 24, 2008 3:07 PM

Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee blocked Republican efforts today to kill a mortgage aid bill that is centerpiece of an upcoming economic stimulus package. The panel is now expected to vote on final passage of the mortgage measure as early as Wednesday. House leaders will then add it to the larger stimulus package set for floor debate the first week of May. The package will also contain tax credits and an extension of unemployment benefits."

long term unemployed in NC

Anonymous 04/25/2008 12:27pm

The House met for all of 3 minutes today, they won’t reconvene until Tuesday at 12:30. I wonder how many of them actually bothered to show up today??? So another 4 1/2 day weekend for them, must be nice to not be working and getting paid $150K/year!!!

And actually, this is the first I’ve posted on this site or S.2544 since Tuesday. I’ve only briefly visited a few times like this now, just to check to see what’s happening here, but that’s about it. SO QUIT ASSUMING THAT IT IS ALWAYS THE SAME PEOPLE POSTING HERE ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT THE WORD ASS-U-ME!!!

Anonymous 05/02/2008 3:33am

Why hasn’t Congress presented the extension bill yet? We are getting hungry and the bills are piling! Everyday that goes by the worse it gets.

Anonymous 05/02/2008 3:48am

This is a letter from the Governers Association requesting unemployment be extended.


Anonymous 05/03/2008 7:52pm

Lets see here, reddragon posts links to Iran, Iran hates Israel and America. reddragon posts anti Jewish remarks. Who is it that lives in Israel?

Anonymous 05/03/2008 11:07pm

The biggest is joke is Unemployment rate drop to 5% a lot of states avg is hiogher than that.

Anonymous 05/12/2008 6:10am

Ahhhhhhhhhhh thats right….BIG weekend……must take a SLOW start to the week. Maybe….sitting there sipping coffee, eating a croissant, in new seersucker pj’s……
Thats right………..take it nice & s l o w …..great start to the WORKWEEK for the EMPLOYED! PLEASE put your croissant DOWN…..and GET BACK TO WORK……WE NEED THAT EXTENSION. DO NOT MOTION TO ADJOURN for at least the first 4 HOURS. PLEASE give us a CHANCE…would you???
You put us in this predicament…with NO new housing starts and all…………………
Emailing & CALLING here this morning……………………….
Unemployed with NO extension in Illinois.
Send me to China….I will work there for MY Union wages.
Lets go help rebuild there.

sadindependence 05/12/2008 10:17am

Yea I just don’t get it! They are supposed to working for us and to me since I have been watching C-Span, it has been nothing but a HUGE JOKE! We should be ashamed of how our government works. Just so sad :(

Anonymous 05/12/2008 3:15pm

I’m posting this because I have a friend that has been a commercial fisherman for a long time and is now out of work.

How the world’s oceans are running out of fish
The future of our seas has never been more precarious. Ninety years of industrial-scale overfishing has brought us to the brink of an ecological catastrophe and deprived millions of their livelihoods. As scientific guidelines are ignored and catches become ever bigger, Alex Renton tells why the international community has failed to act
Alex Renton
The Observer, Sunday May 11 2008

Anonymous 05/12/2008 3:17pm

Forgot the link.


Anonymous 05/15/2008 8:27pm

The tax increase to offset the GI Bill expansion is not expected to survive in the Senate, and the war policy provisions may also be dropped. Democrats are betting Bush won’t actually veto the spending bill because of the unemployment insurance or the veterans’ benefit. Or, if he does, Democrats believe they might be able to override it — or at least create campaign headaches for Republicans who are already facing problems with voters heading into the November elections.

In response to latest veto threat, Defense Subcommittee Chairman, John P. Murtha , D-Pa., said, “We’ll work it out.” When asked if it would be vetoed before that happened, Murtha said, “No.”

Anonymous 05/15/2008 11:17pm
in reply to Anonymous May 15, 2008 11:11pm

Great letter….Subtle???? I’m thinkin’ na!
BTW, I grew up there.

Anonymous 05/16/2008 8:50pm

Let’s face it folks, the 1% that hold all of the wealth in this country, including the candidates that are hoping to get our vote in 2008, have little to no empathy for us. My benefits (I’m 47 yrs. old) run out on March 17,2008, and I’m tired of hearing all of the rhetoric from the candidates that say they care about the “average Joe” – Do they really? I have little to no faith in our government anymore – we borrowed money from the Chinese to pay for the stimulus package – What? Is there anyone at the switch? Obama is not the answer – he is a placebo to all that want to feel better about life in the U.S.. He has about as much chance (if he becomes president)at passing his agenda before Congress as we do getting our extended benefits. The government has deserted us once again and once again the middle-class has taken it on the chin! I have lost all faith! Sweden anyone?

Anonymous 05/17/2008 9:26am

Thats for sure Senator Kennedy is for the working class America, Get Well Soon Teddy, We Need You.

reddragon 04/19/2008 7:15pm

I know one thing, even Wal-Mart isnt hiring right now! Good people who have no job through no fault of their own cant afford to pay their utilities, buy gas, or even put food on the table!!! It is absolutely insane that we have to beg for passage of this bill! PASS THE GODDAMNED BILL!!!! We have had it up to here with these political games! WE NEED HELP NOW!!!! Not next month. NOW!!!

outoftime 06/04/2008 3:03pm

Information from that report would be good to use in emails and phone calls because it shows the benefit of an extension for the whole country, not just us unemployed.

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