S.3520 - Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010

A bill to provide for an extension of unemployment insurance. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for an extension of unemployment insurance. as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 201 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010 as introduced.

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  • swta202 06/30/2010 8:31am

    They just need to walk in our shoes for one day !

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    Loriann123 06/30/2010 8:33am

    They would not get the full effect of our plight in one day, knowing that tomorrow they have their nice homes up on the hill with the white picket fences! No, they need to believe their bank accounts, savings accounts, 401 have all been dissolved, any stocks, their houses foreclosed on, and wonder where tonights bread will come from before they’d even start to understand!

  • Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 9:03am

    if you look at the front page of opencongress, main story, ried is going to allow one more vote for 4213 if it fails no more votes for unemployment till after the fourth of july recess I believe they come bake on the 12th

  • jbbeesley 06/30/2010 10:10am

    You wanna know what will pass it… This 4th of July all the unemployed need to go to their senators and house reps office and unite to show that this bill need to be passed.. If we don’t stand and be seen then this bill may not pass. If we camp on their lawns, will we finally be heard?? I worked for a Major Mortgage company that government closed and I continue to pay for it.. By not having a job and now not having unemployment. Because of the closure, there are more than a thousand unemployed people in my county alone.. The unemployment rate in my county is more than 13 percent reported.. How can I find a job with that many with the same experience and everyone applying for the same job.. I can’t find anything.. Yet I am still paying for what the government has done…

  • WTFGOV 06/30/2010 11:41am

    The American Proclamation

    Unemployed, uninsured, unappreciated, unhealthy, uncounted, unworthy, unimportant and undone have replaced past descriptors’ of Americans like great, humble, strong, vigilant, fair, compassionate, industrious, skilled and free. This is a result of our elected officials valuing being right more than they do our American rights. Being truly American requires nationality, abiding by all laws, hard work, payment of taxes and taking care of Americans first so that when we are called to the aid of others we are prepared, strong, efficient and ethical in our actions. The American Proclamation revolves around the ideal that we are all, first and most importantly, Americans. This single commonality is the steel that binds us as one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. Being truly American affords us our rights and these rights must be fiercely respected, embraced and protected by all and at any cost so we can sustain ourselves and our country.

  • WTFGOV 06/30/2010 11:49am

    The American Charge

    I challenge all American’s to stand as one regardless of race, gender, religion, creed, politics, color or status and demand our elected officials leave their egos, opinions, temper tantrums and personal agendas at the door and immediately start running this country as we elected them to do, for the people and by the people. One truth is forever part of our nations past, present and future- IF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS REFUSE TO FIX THE PROBLEM, THAN WE THE PEOPLE WILL. REVOLT!!!

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    zen_maker 07/04/2010 8:23pm

    We pay our politicians, they are our employees and yet we are the ones that are without work, without home, without food!!! WTF!!!

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    lordgotmilk 07/05/2010 8:03am

    Unless something drastically changes, when I do get back to work, I’m going to go through the research on tax law. I remember hearing a few times that it’s completely possible to not pay taxes, because the wording of the tax codes is such that it applies to business. I don’t recall all the details, hence the research, but all the cases I’ve heard of are no longer paying taxes. If they won’t represent the people they are hired by, then I want my money out of it. I won’t pay them.

  • sharrply 06/30/2010 3:03pm

    We can bail out corporate America, but we can’t get a bill passed to extend unemployment. PASS THE BILL – so my son can pay his support for his daughter until he finds something. He’s not getting unemployment benefits after only 6 months of being out of work; can’t get help finding a job until he passes his GED test (missed by 10 points); can’t go back for GED test until the end of July. GIVE ME A BREAK – politicians and politics.

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    zen_maker 07/04/2010 8:27pm

    They want to pass new war funding for $36billion dollars in Afganistan, they don’t care about us, the unemployed are less important their war on terror…

  • sammy88 06/30/2010 3:07pm

    I keep saying that we, who they are now calling the “LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED”, used to be the “LONG TERM EMPLOYED”.

    My wife and I worked for 16 years for the same company. Loyal and hardworking only to get the ax because manufacturing operations were moved to cheaper locations.

    So I am getting pretty upset when we LTU’s get treated like garbage and lazy bums.

    Put in a 5th Tier and get it passed.

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    zen_maker 07/04/2010 8:31pm

    I know, they call us lazy, but look at them, going on vacation and leaving millions without food money.

  • Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 3:42pm

    they are voting now http://cspan.org/Watch/C-SPAN2.aspx

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    Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:08pm

    most of the senators are gone in a half hour only like 6 people have voted but so far all votes are yes

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    Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:14pm

    ben nelson voted no

  • Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:25pm

    the bill failed in the senate 58 -38 they needed 60 votes

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    jrhill 07/01/2010 4:03am

    Realistically, It failed by a single vote.

    Harry Reid (D-NV) was the 38’th No vote by a procedural measure so that it can be brought up again. The bill failed by a single vote. Had Robert Byrd hung on for 1 more more month we would all be getting our extensions as he and Reid would have been the 59th and 60th vote (no matter what Nelson voted)

  • Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:27pm

    McConnel is not asking for a vote on a to month extension paid for with stimulis funds hr 4853

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    Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:31pm
    • is asking,

    the request for a vote was denied, but not that reid envoked closure on the other bil i believe they can vote to pass the bill in 72 hours.

  • Abaratarrr 06/30/2010 4:32pm

    I an not sure why i keep typing the word not when I do not want to

  • Jess01869 06/30/2010 5:00pm

    I thought they are done for the day and return the 12th and nothing passed…? (According to cspan2)

  • tcarter 06/30/2010 9:40pm

    the best thing we all can do, if this does not pass before congress goes on thier week long break for the holiday. Is to remember this when it comes to election time and let the members of congress who they really work. Seeing that they all have their agenda and all they care about is their own political careers.

  • tcarter 06/30/2010 10:05pm

    I rather like this article here. At least we know what our elected officials think of us.

    In her much anticipated emergence into the mainstream media last night, Republican senate candidate Sharron Angle tried somewhat to soften her previous comments that implied jobless workers were spoiled by unemployment benefits.

    She said she doesn’t think the workers are spoiled, but that the country’s system of entitlements have “spoiled our citizenry” and caused a “spoilage” in our ability to return the jobless to the workforce, she told Jon Ralston on Face to Face.

  • jereme28 06/30/2010 10:13pm

    The truth of the matter is that the Republican party is being extremely envious. Envy is not the same thing as jealousy. Jealousy is just a thought or emotion. Envy is taking action against another which has what you do not, and envious people are soo weak that they have to tear others down due to their inability to build themselves up. Envy is extremely dangerous, and it is always obvious. The republicans want the Obama adminstration to fail so badly that they will allow us to suffer, in order to teach us a lesson and force us to submit to them in November. The republican party doesnt care about our votes anyway, they represent the wealthy, the oil industry, wall street, and the war profiteers, they have nothing to lose here. It just shows how inhumane their political agenda truly is. I still believe in the Obamam administration, and I believe in Democratic reps that have introduced bills, made the speeches for us. We cannot give up on them, the alternative is hopeless.

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    dankennedy73 07/01/2010 8:06am

    Yuo pretty much nailed it with this one. people really need to get out there in November and vote their interests. When people do not vote as a show of disdain for government policies or politicians, the majority of those who do vote are actually Republican. A hard lesson I learned a long time ago.

  • WTFGOV 07/01/2010 8:09am

    As our elected officials vacation for the next ten days, it will be highly unlikely they will inconvenience themselves with even a thought or a prayer for the millions of struggling Americans. To do so, would unquestionably mar the festivities they will enjoy in honor and celebration of the day our forefathers revolted and declared themselves independent of the oppressive, hypocritical, greedy, self-righteous and vain government of their past.
    And while our elected officials enjoy feasts and fireworks, millions of American’s will lay sleepless in panic and agonize over bare refrigerators, overdrawn bank statements, glaring fuel lights and the fearful eyes of those they can no longer provide for.

  • jrhill 07/01/2010 8:13am

    Everyone, keep the faith. With the recent passing of Senator Byrd (D-WV) the governor of West Virginia (democrat) will appoint another Democrat. This will be the 60’th vote on the measure in the senate.

    Do NOT lose HOPE! Do NOT give up! We will make it through this together!

    Hang in there! Enjoy your holiday with your FAMILY! Stay positive and hopeful! This is most important… never lose FAITH in the Living God who loves you.. it is by His suffering, that we suffer and that we come to HIM!

    2 Corinthians 1:3 – 1:11

    Hang in there everybody! Be thankful for what you have.. poverty and homelessness in America is still LUXURY for so many others who live in other countries in this world.

  • johnlsenchak 07/01/2010 8:59am
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    I don’t support this bill because it’s doesn’t include Tier 5

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    klburris 07/03/2010 12:51pm

    That’s sad that just bc it doesn’t include Tier 5 u won’t support it. I’m assuming that means u fall into the this group. How about us who aren’t & need this? If you were one then u would be behind this right? You’ve had what 2 years & yet you can’t stand behind another bill similar to what gave u 18 xta mths of $. I feel there should be a Tier 5 but separate from this bill & have limits. I see a lot of people who have soaked up the $ while not even looking for a job & now that they aren’t adding a Tier 5 they are mad. For a Tier 5 I think they need an advance appl. that adds limits via fam size & living exp & changes to go by the min amount they need to get by instead of their prev pay so they’d try harder to find a job. Not saying you are one of them. I know 5 people that after getting every ext were able to find a job right away funny how that happens! The people who have gotten it for 2 years should be extremely grateful for that bc some of us will now only have a max of 6 mths!

  • Loriann123 07/01/2010 10:28am

    I hope everyone here is watching this as closely as am I. The bill they are going to vote on HAS ALREADY been declined in the Senate. Whats further, They are merely playing politics. They want whatever bill their side has introduced to be passed, no one wanting to “go to the other side of the isle.” The republican has said they want “it paid for” while the democrats only state it’s an emergency. While it is an emergency, and we need our extenstions YESTERDAY! FOR PETE SAKES, STOP PLAYING POLITICS AND PASS IT ALREADY!

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