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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    ronaand 08/02/2009 11:19am

    Geithner is an idiot – from what he has said in the past, it seems he is out of the loop
    i don’t anticipate him being in his position much past the first of the year
    right now he’s an embarasment that the administration is trying to limit

  • ronaand 08/02/2009 11:25am

    obama wants us to think the stimulus is working; his unemployment data suggests otherwise
    mcdermott introduced the bill right before the session ended so their would not be a vote before the session ended
    if/when there is no improvement in september, i think a bill will be passed that will get the older claimants through the xmas season
    we are not people to them, just stats

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 08/02/2009 11:52am

    We are not even stats. We are simply a bargaining chip. Look at how each side kept trying to tack 6867 onto other things and neither side would agree so they finally had to pass 6867 the way it was.

  • brunettenextdoor 08/02/2009 9:15pm

    Obamas administration IS considering an extention. Here is the latest from the msnbc website;

    Updated 10:30 a.m. PT, Sun., Aug 2, 2009
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s top economic advisers say the administration will work with Congress to extend unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.

    The head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, said Sunday that the administration is already looking ahead at an extension of benefits as that money runs out.

    Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York says people who soon will lose their unemployment benefits deserve an extension. He says they are “the true victims” of the nation’s financial disaster.


  • abaratar 08/03/2009 4:05am

    “In the current recession, economists say high unemployment is likely to persist at least another four years.”


  • abaratar 08/03/2009 4:15am


    “House rushing to fix ‘Clunkers’ but Senate GOP looking to turn off ignition”

    wow they can give another 2 billion to car makers in 3 days flat but we have to wait.

  • abaratar 08/03/2009 5:11am

    Does anyone else think this Cash for clunkers deal is going to majorly bite us in the a$$, they have to crush all these cars pushing the used parts out of the market raising prices for poor peoople , and what is going to happen to the banks when the people who took out loans to by these cars can’t make the payments, taking people that had paid for cars and then making them pay payments is going to hurt them and US in the long term.

    If to much credit got us into to this mess why wouldn’t more credit get us out?

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    nancym 08/03/2009 5:38am

    I really don’t see your points on this one. The bucks spent on this program are a drop in the bucket of the general economy. 2-3 billion for that, compared to 60-80 billion for just a brief add-on to the current unemployment programs, compared to what has already been spent on unemployment benefits—that’s why they can’t just zip the extension through Congress without some debate.

    2-3 billion is a bargain for any possible kick in the economy, and there are so many of us holding on to old cars, statistically far more than in the past, that those parts aren’t in the marketplace anyway. And the number of cars crushed is hardly going to make a big dent in used parts; and even if it does a little, the parts business has been hurting right along with the auto industry.

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    nancym 08/03/2009 5:39am

    My old “clunker” is falling apart, a ‘95 Mystique, but even if I had a job and credit, I couldn’t turn it in because it has too good gas mileage for the program. It’s only the real gas guzzlers that are being traded in, a big plus for people who have jobs and can now drive to work in more fuel-efficient cars.

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    nancym 08/03/2009 5:39am

    Credit is still tight, but a bit looser. I would expect I would have a very hard time even with a new job to just walk in an buy a car at reasonable interest. Those people buying cars now I would bet are those still working but who were afraid to make that big purchase, even when they really needed it. In fact, some close friends of mine just got rid of their old truck. They live in the country and have to do a lot of driving. They’re “retired” but still have to work, savings were ripped up by 401K damage. A chance like that to get a better mileage car that doesn’t threaten expensive repairs for a while was a boon to them. They have great credit, little card debt, but are not wealthy. The working middle class is badly beaten, but still exists.

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    HopefromCA 08/03/2009 8:55am

    I have an old clunker, a 1993 Silverado pickup truck that qualifies but I have my reasons for not taking advantage of the “Cash for Clunkers” that would give me $4500.00. First of all I don’t want to into debt paying for a new vehicle. 2nd reason is my car insurance would increase for full coverage on this new vehicle. 3rd is registration for the vehicle would be much higher than I am paying for on this pickup truck. I feel that all they are trying to do is to get people to spend money so that they get the sales tax, registration fees, and the banks make make money on the loans using our taxpayers money for the “Cash for Clunkers” making our children and grandchildren pay for that further down the road.

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    unemployed2007 08/03/2009 9:17am

    Well said, HopefromCA! I completely agree!

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    nancym 08/03/2009 11:37am

    No one suggested that anyone unemployed should go out and get a car loan! Exactly how do you think jobs are going to open up again, if no one who is employed and can afford it starts spending again???

    You and I can keep our old clunkers without a problem for now, but if I get a job in Boca Raton, for example, a big drive from my home, there is no way I would be able to continue without either very expensive repairs or a new(er) car to make it possible to commute. Not everyone can do their own repairs.

  • HopefromCA 08/03/2009 1:01pm

    To: Everyone
    Does anyone know of a good HIPPA forum. I have been trying to find reasonable medical insurance for myself and no luck. I don’t qualify for individual health plan because I take prescriptions. Thanks

    P.S. Sorry this is not about unemployment.

  • Patriots 08/03/2009 2:37pm

    I think this is fitting for my first post on this new board for a bill that the unemployed can hope for (again). If you haven’t realized yet that things are not going to go back to any resemblance of normal anytime soon, you may want to start reading what the mainstream media does not tell you, soon.

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    Patriots 08/03/2009 2:39pm

    Hunky Dory

    Whenever the herd mentality lines up along a compass point leading to “permanent prosperity,” or a yellow brick road lined with green shoots, or something like that, I tend to see the edge of a cliff up ahead. We are now completely in the grips of the deadly diminishing returns of information technology. The more information comes to us about How Things Are, especially from TV, the more confused or wrong the conventional view gets it. A broad consensus has formed in the news media and among government mouthpieces and even some “bearish” investors on the street that “the worst is behind us” in this tortured economy. This view is completely crazy.


  • Patriots 08/03/2009 2:44pm

    Warning: Oil supplies are running out fast

    Catastrophic shortfalls threaten economic recovery, says world’s top energy economist

    By Steve Connor, Science Editor

    Monday, 3 August 2009

    The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their peak production, a leading energy economist has warned.

    Higher oil prices brought on by a rapid increase in demand and a stagnation, or even decline, in supply could blow any recovery off course, said Dr Fatih Birol, the chief economist at the respected International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris, which is charged with the task of assessing future energy supplies by OECD countries.


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    HopefromCA 08/03/2009 8:41pm

    Consumers can’t afford gas at $100.00 a barrel. They maybe able to afford it at $30.00 a barrel after wages have bottomed out. This is why the government is opening up oil drilling areas that were not allowed before.

  • Patriots 08/03/2009 2:49pm

    Living in Tents, and by the Rules, Under a Bridge

    Timothy Webb, 49, left, and Bruce, 59, live in a tent city, dubbed Camp Runamuck, in Providence, R.I., under an overpass stretch of Route 195 that is scheduled for demolition.

    “It’s what you make of it,” Mr. Trank says.

    Dark clouds have brought night early to Providence. Heavy drops thump against tarp. Water drips from the overpass, onto the long table of food.

    In the last couple of hours the chief has resolved a conflict about tarp distribution, hugged a pregnant woman who mistakenly thought she had been kicked off the island, conferred with outreach workers and helped with dinner preparations. He is also thinking about tomorrow.

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    Patriots 08/03/2009 2:49pm
    Tomorrow, an advance party for the chief will leave to claim another spot across the river that turns out not to be on public property. Many in the camp will decide it’s time to move on anyway, to a spot under a bridge in East Providence. Camp Runamuck will begin its recession from sight and memory.

    At least tonight there is a communal dinner: donated chicken, parboiled and grilled; donated corn on the cob; donated potatoes. People line up with paper plates.

    The rain falls harder, pocking the river’s gray surface, surrounding the dark camp with a sound like fingers drumming in impatience. The chief hears it, but what can he do? He finishes his dinner and lights another cigar.


  • Patriots 08/03/2009 3:02pm

    I have been seriously thinking about canceling our internet service, so we could save the $70 a month it costs, and focus on our survival now, but………………………………………..I can’t just walk away with what is going on out there.

  • Patriots 08/03/2009 3:17pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — It is hardly unusual these days for a government building to forgo a fresh paint job or regular lawn care to cut costs. But last week, the director of the Jefferson County public nursing home was told that the county could no longer afford to bury indigent patients.

    Across town at the juvenile detention center, the man in charge was trying to figure out how to feed the 28 children in his custody when the entire cafeteria staff is let go. The tax collector warned local school districts to expect a six-month delay to get their share of property taxes. In family court, administrators plan to delay child support, custody and child abuse cases, leaving some children in the hands of the state indefinitely.


  • Patriots 08/03/2009 3:23pm

    August 01, 2009

    Do Not Be Fooled, Another Major Economic Collapse Could Be Coming Sooner Than Many Think
    by Robert McHugh


  • Patriots 08/03/2009 3:26pm

    Read, and learn the FACTS out there, and please……………………..WAKE THE HELL UP PEOPLE! before it is too late.

  • Patriots 08/03/2009 3:39pm

    One last story, that is about me, and countless others…….

    In this recession, older white males see jobs fade
    Unemployment’s racial gap narrows

    By Dennis Cauchon

    Dean Canaris, 56, a quality engineer for a Honda automotive supplier, was laid off in April and out the door in 30 minutes with no severance.

    Harry Jackson, 55, an airline pilot and supervisor, lost his job in 2007 and, to his surprise, has found it nearly impossible to get another job.

    Mark Montgomery, 53, was let go from an Owens Corning insulation factory in April and can’t afford his $575 monthly mortgage payment.

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    Patriots 08/03/2009 3:40pm

    These men from the Columbus, Ohio, area are the unusual new faces of joblessness in this groundbreaking recession: older men cut loose from employment at the peak of their earning power and work experience.

    In previous recessions, veteran workers were largely spared the pain of widespread job cutbacks, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Layoffs tended to be concentrated among younger workers: The younger you were, the more likely you were to get fired. Traditional, bread-winning older males — especially white men — were the least vulnerable.

    Not so today. Aging Baby Boomers are suffering a harsh employment bust.


  • ohionoeb 08/03/2009 4:21pm

    Feds see biggest tax revenue drop since 1932

    The last time the government’s revenues were this bleak, the year was 1932 in the midst of the Depression.

    They should have thought about that when they sign NAFTA into law ..and didn’t replace those jobs that they KNEW were going to go overseas..


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    Patriots 08/03/2009 4:51pm

    Yeah, I went to my local hardware store to buy a drill bit the other day. They were always made in America at True Value. I saw some of the packages looked a little different. I found that all the new stock said “made in China”, but the ones in back said “made in the USA”. I was pissed that the size I needed was only maid in China. I’ll find one made in the USA.

    Then I went to Home Depot to replace my Milwaukee power tool that was made in the USA and under warranty. The new ones say “made in China”. I decided to keep my old one because it only had a minor problem that I could fix myself.

    Our manufacturing base is gone! How could America ever survive on it’s own now? That is very frightening to me!

  • Patriots 08/03/2009 5:01pm

    Old American brands from my construction days.

    Porter Cable
    Black and Decker

    They are ALL made in China now.

    What happened to all the Americans that used to make them for decades ?

  • Comm_reply
    Patriots 08/03/2009 5:03pm

    And Craftsman power tools, etc, etc.

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