S.3688 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008

A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to authorize loans to automobile manufacturers and component suppliers, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to authorize loans to automobile manufacturers and component suppliers, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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  • Anonymous 11/19/2008 5:23am

    Unemployed people should not be used as a bargaining chip to get taxpayer money for rich auto makers.

  • Anonymous 11/19/2008 11:17am

    An unemployment extension should be passed as quickly as possible. This will save many Americans from financial disaster and also help to stimulate the economy a bit during the holicay season.

  • Ladydi9959 11/20/2008 10:24pm

    Ive been unemployed for a year (20 yrs experience in my field, previously making 87k in HR), gone through all of my retirement (which wasn’t much after my divorce) & even moved to another state looking for work…this legislation is a life line.

    It’s tough when you are told the market will pick up in late 2009 or 2010 where you live, to not reinvent yourself because employers aren’t looking to train anyone(they aren’t even hiring for their vacancies—I’ve had 4 jobs where the employer simply cancelled the requestion sometimes after I interviewed)…I’m hurting as are 4 million of us currently on unemployment who can’t contribute with our personal income taxes, pay our mortgages, or even think of buying gas to go anywhere but to look for a job. If this legislation passes, this is my Thanksgiving & Christmas, cuz I get to eat & have a roof over my head for another 13 weeks!

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    mikesr 11/21/2008 6:14am

    I have been out of work for a year now i have been in the retail feild for over 20 years as a manager at in all aspects of retail.You would think at this time of the year it would be easy to find work but it just isn’t happening i need this extension like us all but i am not sure if i am eligible my benefit year ended 11/16/2008 does anybody know if i have to re apply or is it automatic.


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