S.3706 - Americans Want to Work Act

A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits and cut taxes for businesses to create hiring incentives, and for other purposes. view all titles (4)

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  • Official: A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits and cut taxes for businesses to create hiring incentives, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Americans Want to Work Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to extend unemployment insurance benefits and cut taxes for businesses to create hiring incentives, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Americans Want to Work Act as introduced.

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  • kc3295 08/07/2010 7:30am
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    http://thomas.loc.gov/

    type in S.3706

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    PositivePam 08/07/2010 7:38am
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    Found it, thank you!

  • VLeichsenring 08/07/2010 7:31am
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    This was the former home of GiveUsOurMoney.org but we have a new look and approach
    http://www.fight4change.us/

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  • davidak 08/07/2010 9:12am
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    does anyone know if s.3706 will include the extra 25.00 a week…..

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    kc3295 08/07/2010 10:02am
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    This is what is on the Georgia Department of Labor website, but it really doesn’t answer the question. S.3706 doesn’t mention it because it is part of the original stimulus package. So, in other words, I have no idea. Great questions, maybe someone else knows.

    “Federal Additional Compensation (FAC): FAC, the $25 temporary supplement, payments will NOT be paid on new claims filed on or after May 29, 2010.”

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    kim2009 08/09/2010 7:21am

    I assume not since they deleted it from the last extension (the one that didn’t cover us)…

  • kc3295 08/07/2010 10:21am
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    Please let me know when the Senate is in session for August and September. I keep hearing they are not going to be around for awhile. What is up with that?

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    nancym 08/07/2010 10:28am
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    It’s their usual summer break between sessions. They just left, and my understanding is that they are due back in mid-September. The House did leave earlier, but Pelosi is calling them all back for a short session (see previous post I made about this today). For those who are up for election, this is the time they have to gather funds and do campaigning. For many of us I think the most effective campaign strategy they could have is to go back to Washington!

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    VLeichsenring 08/07/2010 12:05pm
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    It makes no scene strategy wise for the Democrats to introduce this bill and then go on a 5 week vacation. (They look great for introducing it) but, I agree with you that the most effective campaign strategy they could have is to go back to Washington and get this thing passed!

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    kc3295 08/08/2010 1:50am
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    Thanks you, Mam. We have had to wait before and, although, most of us desperate need this, we can hang on while they play their games. It is going to happen…our champion will rise up to the occasion.

    Have a great day….

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 7:11am

    So, we can hold our breath or we can get out there and tell our stories to those who need to hear it.

    I have created a letter of such in Word and then fax, email, etc, to the appropriate folks. Since most of them are lawyers, they are used to the concept of being buried in paperwork. Therefore, for the next month or so, send your letters to the Senate Finance Committee members. your own Senators and Representatives, Reid, Pelosi, etc. at least twice a week.

    There are several free fax services online that will let you send a certain number of faxes per month. Also, NELP and OC have free email services already set up.

    People keep these letters positive and to the point. Ugliness will get us no where! Good Luck!

  • sassysally50 08/07/2010 3:24pm
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    VL, If you recall congress did the same thing last year ..Introduced a Bill right before their 5 week vacation came back and passed it in Nov and it took most satates a week before christmas to begin payments ..and this bill is not retro ..Deja Vu all over again..

  • Zeo 08/07/2010 4:42pm
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    Still alive fighting for benefits watching both parties supposedly operate for the people has made me hate Republicans more and dislike Democrats. These legislators are suppose to be responsible for the peoples business but all we ever get is special interest needs that always come first. Congress is only taking care of the rich people while we are in desperate despair. Somehow, we have to get rid of all the ramped corruption. Forget politics, it’s cognitively dishonest thieves on all fronts, at any cost who bailout self serving wealthy people and corporations while they could care less about the middle class or life sustaining jobs. Govern fairly, my ass! They are all crooks and worthless scoundrels who make me weak with there greed and self-preservation BS.

  • jgallop 08/08/2010 4:48am
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    This is great news, I had given up on us 99’ers Stabenew must be running for re election in November

  • attackgypsy 08/08/2010 5:39am
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    I believe this bill will pass. eventually. But it is going to become a major campaign issue. As in “what pays for it?”

    It will be close to election day before it passes though. Very close. I predict the last week of October. Those last minute things are what stay fresh on voter’s minds.

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    satdog50 08/08/2010 6:48am
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    We all appreciate S3706 20 weeks but is not enough. I am sorry but too many unemployed and it is getting worse. How long is the unemployed going to take this? Stop the politics on the unemployed about deficit enough is enough! I am sorry but most of the unemployed has been waiting for a tier 5 bill to pass for more than 20 weeks if not almost 20 weeks and suffering. The job market is not going to recover most unemployed in jobs by then. Wake up! It needs to be for at least one year for sometime now and they know it. If we do not get these politicians to get this done in 20 weeks most are going to go through this again political game. Get a bill done so people can look for work and not keep looking over their shoulders every minute worrying about a lifeline this is ridiculus!

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    jgallop 08/09/2010 4:56am

    Where’s it printed they are gonna issue 20 more weeks of unemployment insurance to the 99’ers??

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 7:02am

    US Senate site or Thomas site. Both have it…it is a 12 page document.

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 12:03pm

    And now it is fionally on OC…go to the top, look to the right and click…it’s a great bill…explains the funding…employers are not hiring anyway, let them pay for it. (Sorry, did not mean to bash the hand that hopefully, someday, maybe hire us, but…..)

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 12:07pm

    Oops, my fingers are ‘walking’ too fast…finally, not finonally…LOL

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    Abaratarrr 08/09/2010 11:35am

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3706/text

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 7:04am

    I agree 20 weeks is not enough, but it is something. And these characters are not going to approve much more. Let’s be thankful that someone did not forget us….

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    kim2009 08/09/2010 7:23am

    I overjoyed at the idea of 20 weeks – and like you, thankful they didn’t forget us.

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    kim2009 08/09/2010 7:23am

    I mean, “I am overjoyed…” (oops!)

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    GDCal 08/08/2010 8:40am
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    Yes, so anyone who qualifies won’t see a dime until what, December? Many states take a month or more to gear up to disburse funds.

    This is a joke. Most every other civilized country in the World, with the exception of Japan, Italy and the U.S., do not leave people hanging for months on end when the economic circumstances point to the need for extraordinary measures. I don’t believe I am ‘entitled’ to a thing, btw. That’s most decidedly NOT the point. The point is, I am trying, as I know many of your are, but (especially at my age) it’s just not happening.

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    HopefromCA 08/08/2010 8:52am

    GDCal
    I believe that what Congress wants to do is make it benefit them the most by timing it correctly. Some might say its taking care of two problems with one solution. The solution is to wait until October or November and pass a Tier 5. The two problems they will claim to have solved is adding more weeks for the 99’ers and putting food on the table for the unemployed in the winter time. Also it will make them look good come election time.

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    jgallop 08/09/2010 4:54am
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    Tier 5 doesn’t necessarily mean more benefits $$, there were all kinds of work programs back in the 80’s that were flops.and that was just the beginning of the outsource global catastrophe..

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    kc3295 08/09/2010 7:01am

    2010

    S.3706.Sec.3. Fifth-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation (line 5 of the bill) which you can view at the US Senate site. This is for the lesser of 80% of your base or 20 weeks. In my case, I would be getting 16.4 weeks under this program based on my original base rate.

    So Tier 5 DOES mean that HopefromCA would be eligible for additional monies if no work performed since the original claim.

  • GDCal 08/08/2010 8:34am
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    Entitled “Jobless and Staying That Way”, this NY Times piece talks about the need for government to reconsider its role in assuaging the damage caused by the ‘new normal’ (10% unemployment).

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/weekinreview/08schwartz.html

  • GDCal 08/08/2010 8:41am
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    What day in September is Congress back in session?


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