H.R.3404 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

To amend the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary extension of certain unemployment benefits and the temporary availability of further additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To amend the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary extension of certain unemployment benefits and the temporary availability of further additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.

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    ohionoeb 09/08/2009 4:58am

    RE: any new news?

    Nope..not yet

  • ohionoeb 09/08/2009 4:56am

    Hiring to remain ‘stable’ yet ‘sluggish’

    Almost 70% of U.S. companies surveyed expect no change in their fourth-quarter hiring plans, said employment services company Manpower Inc. The report surveyed 28,000 employers in 200 metropolitan areas.

    Google:
    CNNMoney.com Hiring to remain ‘stable’ yet ‘sluggish’

  • spencir 09/08/2009 5:00am
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    This is crazy! They are going to focus on the health care reform and push the unemployment extension till late October or early November to cover the holidays so we can spend it on shopping like they expect us to. Stand up and write to your politicians to pass H.R. 3404 with a different amendment and covers all states with 13 weeks 20 for high.

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/08/2009 6:04am

    Spencir, why do you keep copying other people’s posts from Washington Watch? Or are those your names also? We can just read them at Washington Watch. There is no reason for them to be reposted here.
    http://www.washingtonwatch.com/bills/show/111_HR_3404.html?page=3#usercomments

  • ohionoeb 09/08/2009 5:04am
    RE: so we can spend it on shopping

    No way will it be spent on shopping ..I will be spending it ..to get my electric, gas and water turn on by then ..plus the re-connection fees :(

  • spencir 09/08/2009 5:09am
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    Is that true, that they are going to put this off until October or November. OMG, what are we going to do? We need this now, I am getting very very scared now…..

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    ohionoeb 09/08/2009 5:21am

    Last year congress recessed for 2 months to campaign for the 2008 election ..and they passed hr 6867 when they return in Nov 2008.. That is why we waited 2-3 months last year before we recieved benefits..

  • woznyclan 09/08/2009 5:10am

    @ spincir , Where did you get this information ?

    “They are going to focus on the health care reform and push the unemployment extension till late October or early November to cover the holidays so we can spend it on shopping like they expect us to.”

    This is getting old …

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    abaratar 09/08/2009 5:27am

    please ignore spencer and his other personalities, he simply makes crap up and copies and pastes others comments from the middle of this thread and others, his sole purpose is to disrupt this thread,

    but to answer your question in the beginning of this thread you will see were Gunther said that the administration would look at the unemployment issue towards the end of the year( thats not new news its july news and nothing has changed). Their are some congressmen and women wanting to address this but so far leadership won’t even put it on the schedule for discussion, committee or vote.

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    unemployed2007 09/08/2009 5:39am

    Spencir copies posts and replies from other boards. He copied some of mine last week.

  • woznyclan 09/08/2009 5:15am

    nothing new really but its news …

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/07/Congress-to-eye-more-jobless-benefits/UPI-51961252350636/#comments

  • jelee 09/08/2009 5:16am

    Got a very unusual phone call yesterday, a recorded survey in which it did not state it was for either politico party, press 1 for yes 2 for No.
    questions asked: do you think economy is getting better, are you employed or unemployed, if unemployed what do you think your chances are of gaining employment in the next six months, do you see the recession lasting much more longer than a year, and etc, etc, after last question asked the line went dead
    no thanks for taking the survey, no survey sponsered by who? very curious who is sending out a survey like that.

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  • ohionoeb 09/08/2009 5:25am

    a Czar perhaps..LOL

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  • unemployed2007 09/08/2009 5:38am

    I called Senator Reid’s office. Guy that answered said Unemployment bill will not be addressed this week(as far as he knows). Of course, I am skeptical because past history shows they do not know much that is going on -I expressed my dismay…I also called House Leader Hoyer’s office(transferred from Pelosi’s office – they have no info). She said that the schedule on here is updated daily due to changes – she is not privy to the information on hand.

    http://democraticleader.house.gov/calendar/ Click on Daily and weekly leader for updates.

    Please continue to call/email Reid and Hoyer’s offices. I may contact McDermott too and will update if I hear anything.

    Please contact them today. We need to push this along…

    http://democraticleader.house.gov/email_and_rss/email_the_leader/
    (phone number is on bottom page)

    http://reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
    Phone: 202-224-3542

    http://www.house.gov/mcdermott/contact.shtml
    (202) 225-3106

  • JohnB 09/08/2009 5:38am

    Here’s a story to get your blood boiling:

    Sherk: Ending unemployment benefits adds incentive

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20090907/BIZ/909070356

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    unemployed2007 09/08/2009 5:42am

    Oh yea..Sherk is an a$$hole from my home state of MI. I avoid his writings like the plague.

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    JohnB 09/08/2009 5:58am

    The study they look at about people spending more time looking for work after they used up most of their benefits, you have to look at other reasons too. Why are they spending less time early on, then later.
    When someone is first unemployed I’m sure they spend alot more time trying to get through to the Unemployment Office, then looking for work. There’s a personal adjustment to the lay off, people have to spend time making a resume, re-adjustments to the family….all of this takes more time early on.
    Did the study look at other reasons?

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    HopefromCA 09/08/2009 6:41am

    JohnB
    Amazing it didn’t talk about a lot of the house prices being lower than the mortgages and the unemployed not being able to move somewhere else where jobs are being offered. It also didn’t talk about how the household debt is higher than any previous times. It didn’t talk about the businesses being taxed higher every year with new rules making it harder to stay in United States and a lot of businesses forced taking their business overseas. So who’s fault is it that all this happened? Who lowered the interest rate causing the bubble in house prices and card cards? Lets start pointing the finger in the right direction shall we!

  • gigi1975 09/08/2009 5:45am

    The House bill is for 13 weeks- the Senate is for up to 20. Twenty weeks would cover the holidays and then some. They can revise the House to match the Senate and avoid another extension. No need to delay.

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    unemployed2007 09/08/2009 5:47am

    Where are you seeing 20 weeks? S 1647 is for the same amount 13 weeks – only difference is the Unemployment rate is slightly lower 8.5%. We can only hope that it changes to 20 weeks…

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s1647/text

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    GonzoFL 09/08/2009 9:59am

    You are correct. A 20 week provision isn’t in either of these bills. However it is being recommended by NELP for states with a TUR of 11%.

    http://www.nelp.org/page/-/UI/August2009ExtensionTalkingPoints.pdf?nocdn=1

  • ohionoeb 09/08/2009 5:50am

    Jobless press benefit extension

    As lawmakers return to Washington on Tuesday, giving the jobless in states hit hardest by the recession another 13 weeks of funding will be one of the first issues they’ll address…

    www.detnews.com/article/…/Jobless-press-benefit-extension

  • ohionoeb 09/08/2009 6:06am

    on “C-Span Live” under TV Schedule link ..it shows that the House and Senate are in Session at 2:00 est..Doesn’t give any other info..

  • Issy5409 09/08/2009 6:25am

    U.S. House Calendar

    October 30 – Target Adjournment

    http://www.house.gov/house/House_Calendar.shtml

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/08/2009 8:24am

    That link just tells the days they are in session. This is the link for the schedule but it still has last week’s on there right now.
    http://www.house.gov/house/floor/thisweek.htm

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    Issy5409 09/08/2009 4:59pm

    Purpose of the post is to address possible time frame for another extension vote, not to report the current schedule.

  • spencir 09/08/2009 6:28am

    in C-Span chaneel nothng new

    we need wait and see whats goin on


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