H.R.3548 - Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

To amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 as passed senate.
  • Short: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 as enacted.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as passed house.

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  • HopefromCA 09/20/2009 8:33am
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    Now I understand why my local newspaper was sending me free daily electronic news. My concern is that this will spread to other websites that we need information for job searches.

    Want to read all about it online? It may cost you

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Want-to-read-all-about-it-apf-3212782088.html?x=0

  • jones8288 09/20/2009 9:07am
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    It seems the news is getting around the net. This is for Detroit “Faith Stimulus Package”.

    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2009/09/salvation_army_of_genesee_coun.html

    These programs are coming on line for a lot of states keep searching google and show up on the date and get the funds while they last for people.

    Thanks

  • jones8288 09/20/2009 9:12am
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    Sorry last post Flint not detroit. But from my exp if it is avaiable in one part of the state it is usaully avaiable in other parts of the state.

    Just all keep googling Faith Stimulus Package and see what comes up. Ours will be avaiable on the 28th for my area for one day, and when the funds are gone thats it. But at this point some of us are in dire straits unless something passes?

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 9:27am
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    I have always donated to SA and other places that help kids in american and all. I aint against giving stuff to people in poor countries but i see now that we have to help our country what about our own people

    who agrees with me. you can share the opinion, I feel like my money is worth more to a poor kid in the us then a person outside the us. I mean id help them if i had money but things are different now Sorry if this opinion starts a fight

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    nancym 09/20/2009 10:50am

    I found this on a private church website in Florida.

    http://mykeyofdavid.com/?page_id=27

    Apparently the FBESPI (Faith Based Economic Stimulus Package) comes out of the ARRA and is based on grant monies to private charities like SA and others. This group indicates that the application for the funds might take a few months from their particular July application, so it might be that there will be more states showing up with funding as this money gets filtered down from the fed funds allocated for it. (So I guess you can also Google “FBESPI” for more info also.)

    Great find, jones8288!

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    nancym 09/20/2009 11:07am

    Let me edit my own post.

    On re-reading that article and doing a few more Google searches, it looks like that acronym, FBESPI, is something from that particular charitable organization, not a specific program out of ARRA. Sounds like they applied for a general grant that might be funded through ARRA somehow, but it looks like the term “Faith Based Stimulus” is also being used by individual churches for any kind of drive to help those now in financial need.

    The most specific search results look like the “free money” for the unemployed through SA is now in the midwestern states. Whether it will be available in other regions soon I don’t know. But even if there is no direct cash, it does look like SA is trying to do a lot to help in all its locations in other ways.

  • Zeo 09/20/2009 9:59am
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    This week Congress priorities must bring relief. We all are running out if “TIME”!!!

    “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same
    number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours.
    Scientists can’t invent new minutes, and you can’t save time to spend it on
    another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely – by planning and setting priorities. The fact is, time is worth more than money, and by killing time, we are killing our own chances for success”.

    DENIS WAITLEY
    “The Joy of Working”

  • unemployed2007 09/20/2009 12:46pm

    NELP EMAIL:

    Dear Friends,
    Last week, Congress took some very important steps towards moving the extension of jobless benefits sooner than later. So, now is a critical time, as Congress engages in this issue in a big way, to once more let your voices be heard again and bring about urgently needed extra support for families like yours.

    The House of Representatives will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that will help clear the way for immediate action on the extension. Please take a minute to email your member of Congress, urging them to support a strong extension of jobless benefits.
    Over 400,000 Americans are estimated to run out of all of their extended unemployment benefits by the end of this month, and by the end of December 2009 a total of more than 1.3 million will exhaust all assistance. (See updated talking points). Your actions have had a tremendous impact on the campaign to secure additional jobless benefits and support in Congress is growing.

  • unemployed2007 09/20/2009 12:48pm

    NELP Email cont.
    Rep, Jim McDermott recently introduced streamlined legislation (HR 3548). The bill would provide 13 extra weeks of benefits to workers who run out of existing extensions this year and live in states with unemployment rates above 8.5%. The legislation would cover at least 25 states. The bill’s focus on the crisis of workers exhausting all benefits now paves the way for quick action on the most immediate problem and defers until later the decision on other aspects of the existing unemployment benefit programs, slated to expire at the end of the year. Separating the issues in this manner will significantly advance the effort to get workers the assistance they need right now.

  • unemployed2007 09/20/2009 12:48pm
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    NELP Email cont.
    Rep, Jim McDermott recently introduced streamlined legislation (HR 3548). The bill would provide 13 extra weeks of benefits to workers who run out of existing extensions this year and live in states with unemployment rates above 8.5%. The legislation would cover at least 25 states. The bill’s focus on the crisis of workers exhausting all benefits now paves the way for quick action on the most immediate problem and defers until later the decision on other aspects of the existing unemployment benefit programs, slated to expire at the end of the year. Separating the issues in this manner will significantly advance the effort to get workers the assistance they need right now.

  • unemployed2007 09/20/2009 12:50pm

    NELP email cont.
    To move the bill rapidly under the Congressional rules that will apply to the vote on Tuesday, two-thirds of the House members will have to vote yes – meaning that we need Republican and Democratic support for the bill.** TAKE ACTION: Click here to contact your Member of Congress to take immediate action on the issue of federal extended jobless benefits. Forward the action center link http://www.nelp.org/page/speakout/ExtBenefitsNow to everyone you know. Please also call your member of Congress to make sure they hear the message loud and clear by dialing the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.Passing HR 3548 is just a first step to getting a strong extension of benefits. NELP and others are working hard to forge a final bill that guarantees extra benefits to workers in EVERY state, not just those living in the highest unemployment states. That means it’s critical for the Senate to come through with a strong bill that can pass right away.

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 12:51pm
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    i love 85:40 of this clip omg he shuts the women up!!!

    http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/CommPlayer/commFlashPlayer.cfm?fn=finance091509&st=1152&dur=5110

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 12:55pm
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    TOMMOROW I WANT THE SENATORS PHONES OFF THE HOOK CALL THEM ALLL!!!!

  • unemployed2007 09/20/2009 12:51pm

    Sorry for double posts!!

    Use Nelp’s Link: http://www.nelp.org/page/speakout/ExtBenefitsNow

  • Jersey3102 09/20/2009 2:17pm

    SO are they definitely going to Vote on Wednesday? If passed on Wednesday when cam we see our first check? Thanks for any info given.

  • Robbi314 09/20/2009 2:49pm

    I thought the schedule said TUESDAY after 6:30

  • HopefromCA 09/20/2009 3:42pm
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    Got an email from Nelp today

    The House of Representatives will vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that will help clear the way for immediate action on the extension. Please take a minute to email your member of Congress, urging them to support a strong extension of jobless benefits.

  • me2unemployed 09/20/2009 3:45pm

    This bill may pass the house?? but not the senate if All states aren’t included!!!

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 6:59pm

    me2unemployed,

    How do you know what the senate will do, I understand ur worried that it will screw u guys over, But come on everyone is in this for themselves, So if your state passed and you got 13-20 weeks and ny got nothing say you would really still be emailing senators and all to make a bill for my state and others like mine.

    If you honestly would then i take this comment away and im sorry

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 7:10pm
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    me2unemployed,

    im not trying to be nasty or anything, Im just saying we are all here to support each other and everything but it it helps some states yea it sucks

    If it helped ur state and not mine yea i would complain but you will be happy you got ur money and there are people out there that dont even care about us..

    But like i said if you honeslty would help fight for us and others then ill fight for you and call every week to

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 7:15pm
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    i have nowhere to go what will i do with my kids if i dont have money..my wife is about to lose her job 4 paycuts in 2 months!!! what will i do just die i guess with the rest

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    JMatzelle57 09/20/2009 7:27pm
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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32937628/ns/business-world_business/

    i cant do that maybe its better to eat cats then live here we need help all states!!!

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    HopefromCA 09/20/2009 8:44pm
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    JMatzelle57,
    What kind of work does your wife do?

    JMatzelle57 says “my wife is about to lose her job 4 paycuts in 2 months!!!”

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    me2unemployed 09/20/2009 9:00pm

    jmatzelle

    All I’m sayng is 25 states won’t qaulify so why should my congressman or senator in which I emailed vote for a bill that won’t help our state unless they include us?

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    JohnB 09/20/2009 9:24pm

    Because your congressman could make his or her own personal deal for something else later on. Maybe they want a special project for thier district. They’ll vote for the benefits (even though you won’t get any), in return for a favor later on.

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    Marly911 09/21/2009 3:01am

    Your senator and congressmand should vote for bill because it is possible your state could still trigger the extension. Many states have qualified for extension at different periods and because your state didn’t make it this month doesn’t mean same thing next month.

  • johnj2010 09/20/2009 3:58pm

    I have to agree with you me2unemployed, I can’t see my congressman pass a bill that wont help my state? I live in CT , all the surrounding states would qaulify.

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/21/2009 2:47am

    Though I tend to agree with that theory considering no MA Reps signed on to 3404 but 3 have to this one so far, I did notice that Rep. DeLauro from CT signed on as a co-sponsor of this one.

  • NYER566 09/20/2009 5:08pm

    I recieved an email from nelp today they have a pre written form just for your congressman here is the link to fill out , do it now because the vote is on tuesday. http://www.nelp.org/page/speakout/ExtBenefitsNow%20

  • HopefromCA 09/20/2009 7:14pm

    Its no wonder the unemployed can’t afford Cobra!

    The average health insurance premium costs 84% of average unemployment benefits

    http://www.healthpopuli.com/uploaded_images/Burden-of-COBRA-for-Families-Receiving-Unemployment-Benefits-725506.jpg


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