S.1699 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

A bill 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 (2)

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  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill 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.

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    moohambone 10/04/2009 8:10am

    Agreed. We can’t wait till after the new year.

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    oceansuey1 10/21/2009 3:26pm

    does anyone know when they are gunna vote on the unemployment exstension? oh and the pell grant for school blows big time my only income last year was unemployment so i only got a 950 pell grant not enough for school very misleading it is

  • unemployed2007 09/24/2009 3:17pm

    They better pass this by next week!!

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    jgb2309 10/03/2009 2:38pm

    new to this, but home page says senate meets tomorrow oct 4, do they normally meet on sunday, or is this a special session?

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    moohambone 10/04/2009 8:07am

    Tell me about it.

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    dulib 08/06/2010 5:53am

    they will never

  • Kickthebumsout 09/24/2009 3:24pm
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    They need to pick one and vote on it, worse then a bunch of ole ladys. be safe all.

  • mjh 09/24/2009 3:30pm

    The senators and governmental leaders do appear to be fully entrenched in legilating for the health care reform bill as I’ve also been watching this live for past 14 mnt’s, very boring but Max and his counterparts seem much more inclined to debate on this issue, hate to admit but it is what it is.

    Agree that without question this bill should be voted on and passed by next Friday at the ABSOLUTE VERY LATEST, PERIOD. Even if they have to all debate on it next Tue, Wed, & Thu, that is fine in getting it right however it should be on barrack’s desk by next Sat. or Sunday and expect it will be.

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    Jans1116 10/16/2009 7:53am

    The end of next week is too late, by the time it passes and eventually ends up on the President’s desk.

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    military23 10/19/2009 3:56pm

    Whats the day are they suppose to review the bill? again!

  • mjh 09/24/2009 3:32pm

    I’d love to sit down with senator Snowe one on one , she just seems like a tough hard nosed person but is willing to listen to anybody that cares and has realistic views and intellect backing them. Same thing for the Michigan senator, sabetenow (sorry spelling) she definately from what Ive heard of her listens to her state people and others with serious unemployment problems.

  • NYER566 09/24/2009 6:03pm

    SOMETHING NEEDS TO PASS NEXT WEEK!!! WE NEED OUR CHECKS, NOT HAVE A HUGE GAP! I WONDER HOW SENATE WOULD LIKE TO BE UNEMPLOYED WHEN THE NEXT VOTE COMES UP!

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    LibertyNotTyranny 10/06/2009 10:09am

    We have to make sure they find out come next election!!!!

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    Jans1116 10/16/2009 7:52am

    I think they waited hoping we fall off the statistics and find a job. The only issue is NO JOBS. The economy will never improve until our lives improve.

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    Cindermaid 11/01/2009 8:00am

    That is a good idea!!!!!! I won’t be voting for the ones in office right now I want a change in congress too. Need to do something I have been without for 5 weeks now can’t pay rent food food pantry. Streching it !!!!!! Going to set up my tent can’t afford a heater for it and winter coming but I guess it is better than being in the elments outright.

  • ALLI 09/24/2009 6:11pm

    Here’s the text to S1699

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.1699:

  • need2knowinOHIO 09/24/2009 7:30pm

    Just pick a freakin bill and PASS IT ALREADY!!!!!!!!

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    NYER566 09/25/2009 8:15am
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    I AGREE PASS IT OR BE VOTED OUT NEXT ELECTION! WHEN YOU WRITE TO POLITICIANS ALWAYS PUT THAT YOU PAY THEM AND THEY CAN ALSO BE VOTED OUT AND JOIN US ON THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE!

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    aharm 09/25/2009 8:48am

    Congressional leader only have to do 1 term and will be paid retirement by the US Government for the rest of their lives courtesy of the TAXPAYERS of United States. So they will NEVER be in that line. Also, when they get caught in scandals and are convicted (happens more than you know) or have to go to jail which is RARE, they still get the retirement courtest of US.

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    NYER566 09/25/2009 1:51pm

    THE POINT IS IF THEY ARE VOTED OUT THEY HAVE NO POWER, AND THEY ARE ALL POWER HUNGRY MONEY GRABBING SOB’S!

  • Sher1 09/25/2009 3:40am

    Flood the news media and they will get a STRAIGHT time frame from these Senators instead of lip service. Sen.Schumer didn’t give a answer as to when the bill will be presented on the floor AND this is for a reason. These Senators are slick as oil on a rain-soaked wooden floor. Lets keep in mind that the states will probably need at least 2wks AFTER the bill is passed to get set-up again. S.1699 must be on the floor NEXT week. I am very disappointed in President Obama because he sure spoke up for “Cash for Clunkers” and BOTH houses passed that bill in 4 days!.

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    nancym 09/25/2009 7:22am

    I wish people would stop with the misinformation about Cash for Clunkers. Whatever anyone’s opinion about the program itself, it did NOT pass in 4 days! This is an internet myth that seems to have spread and is good for hollering points.

    The bill took about a month to pass from when it was introduced. The only thing that happened in about a week was the authorization of the extra 2 billion over the original 1 billion needed because the program was catching on like hotcakes.

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    JMatzelle57 09/25/2009 7:24am

    Nancy they need to get off there A**es and start working on helping us. Really… If i dont have money and stuff ill go out and go look for illegals who have jobs and report them. Because this is not right that we have to suffer!!!!!! i dont wanna deal with this

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    Serendipity 09/25/2009 8:09am

    Thanks for the clarity on the COC legislation nancym. Hopefully the folks perpetuating this myth will take note.

  • Marly911 09/25/2009 3:48am

    In addition to calling and emailing and using NELP’s form. Try FAXING Harry Reid/your legislators!! http://www.faxzero.com allows you 2 free faxes per day/email address.

  • ohionoeb 09/25/2009 4:22am
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    S1699 CAN WAIT..

    The senate could have waited on s1699 being they are .. working on a proposal to extend unemployment insurance benefits to all unemployed people,

    Any move by the Senate finance panel to move benefits extension legislation would likely have to wait until after the committee concludes consideration of health-care legislation.

    www.nasdaq.com/…/stock-market-news-story.aspx?…senate-mulls-jobless-benefit-extension-for-all-states-source

  • ohionoeb 09/25/2009 4:25am
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    I thought thE purpose of HR 3548 ..was to FAST-STREAM it ..Now this ..OMG!!!!!

  • DannyDog 09/25/2009 4:28am

    nancym,

    I would like your opinion on my situation here in Pennsylvania. I mailed my last EB claim (79th week) on Sunday September 20th. If the new legislation passes would I continue on mail claims (job search) as I did with EB or would I go back to claiming online as I did with EUC?

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    JMatzelle57 09/25/2009 4:48am

    Dannydog,

    you will not have to send in work search sheets. Unless they put it into the bill or something since this is EUC not EB

    But they can always make us do that.

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    JMatzelle57 09/25/2009 4:49am
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    AND IM GETTING F’en tired of them changing bills all the time lets get 1 bill and pass it through. Its getting ridiculous idc what this bill does and doesnt do. Let just hurry up and get it passed for everyone


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