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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    JMatzelle57 09/21/2009 5:50am

    well if its passed this week, I believe the money will be in within the first 2 week of oct when most unemployment ben. end

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    cindi4031 09/21/2009 5:56am

    Okay, thanks. Already run out but have to hang in there. I’m in Massachusetts, main Sunday paper had 2 pages for ALL JOB CATEGORIES. Unbelievable!

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    JMatzelle57 09/21/2009 6:06am

    yea we are all hanging in there i really dont see why senate will not pass it i get worried tho. but honestly i dont see why they wont pass it

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    HopefromCA 09/21/2009 6:20am

    What kind of work does your wife do? Getting four pay cuts in two months is extreme.

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    JMatzelle57 09/21/2009 6:33am

    actually she is about to lose her job we think

    she worksas a secretary

    so it aint alot yea maybe 2 months is extreme, But thats what its going to feel like with kids

    I mean we already warned our kids about x-mas

    might be extreme but if you think about it. Its really going to be tight. Your going to have to look so hard

  • poiuyt 09/21/2009 6:18am

    How long will it take to reach our pockets if this gets passed? My unemployment ran out 4 weeks ago.

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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 6:41am

    poiuyt- it depends on numerous factors – the biggest is your state and when it is signed. We cannot predict. Here in California, we still use paper claim forms that are mailed to us, then we fill them out and return them through snail mail. In addition, there is always a delay due to “reprogramming” the ancient inept computer system we use. So here, it will be a while. Other states however are online and do not need to go to the extremes of reprogramming with every extension. So, just look at your state’s timeline during previous extensions and that will be the best predictor for this one.

  • Issy5409 09/21/2009 6:25am

    Repost – Tiny URL – Yahoo Article


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    JMatzelle57 09/21/2009 6:34am


    I understand the house but im more worried about senate when will they get the bill in there hands.

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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 6:51am

    JM don’t worry. There are enough votes in the Senate.

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    JMatzelle57 09/21/2009 7:15am



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    dispaced2007 09/21/2009 10:00am

    “a laid-off recreational vehicle worker and single mom who has been looking for a job — any job — since she graduated from a six-month information technology program in early August.”

    I could have saved her six months and told her don’t waste time to get into the Information Technology field – the majority of the IT jobs are outsourced, going to India\offshore or given to people from India coming to the US with a H1B visa. Check out the forums at dice.com to see the grim job market for Americans in the IT line of work.

  • Kickthebumsout 09/21/2009 6:42am

    We are in a major economic shift from Debt based to? But politions, Federal Reserve is trying to keep the party going going to make it last longer, see Japan. How long it will take to get to us after the bill is passed depends on how long it takes your Govener to sign off on it and how efficient your states system is. Ohio usualy takes about three weeks.

  • BrokeInOhio 09/21/2009 6:48am

    You new posters need to calm down and take a chill pill. We are going to get a extension, it will take weeks for states to get the money out, it usually does, at least in Ohio. There maybe another extension after this one but dont’s count on it. Use this 13 weeks of money, very, very, wisely. And to the person who has kids, contact toys for tots. If your kids are under 18 they will help. And If you raised your kids right, they will understand even if they are young.

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    need2knowinOHIO 09/21/2009 8:47am

    Good advice, Brokeinohio.

    On a side note, I bet if we call ODJFS today, they will have NO IDEA of any possible future extensions…namely HR 3548.

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    dispaced2007 09/21/2009 10:03am

    Another tip to help stretch out unemployment dollars is go to the food bank. I’ve learned how to cook dried beans and freeze cooked beans to make my food dollars go further.

  • mike40 09/21/2009 7:26am

    The House is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on the measure to extend jobless benefits for another 13 weeks in hard-hit states, according to a schedule released by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

    Hoyer, a Democrat, scheduled the vote under special rules reserved for *noncontroversial bills*, a sign that it is expected to pass easily.

    Senate leaders have said they expect to extend unemployment benefits as well, but it was not immediately clear when that chamber would act.


  • Taylor09 09/21/2009 8:19am

    Obama touts efforts to help economy, colleges:

    “Obama vowed that by 2020, America will again have the world’s highest proportion of college graduates. He said recent increases in Pell Grants and a simplification of financial aid processes will help the nation reach that goal”.


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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 8:25am

    UC proposing 32 percent fee hike:

    “The University of California may raise student fees 32 percent by next fall, boosting annual undergraduate tuition over the $10,000 level for the first time ever.

    UC regents next week will discuss the phased increases, which for most students would include a 7.5 percent hike for the upcoming spring term and then a sharper increase for the fall 2010 term. The decision, which would bring UC tuition to $10,302, would cost undergraduates an additional $2,500 per year."


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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 8:34am

    I believe if education is to be a goal, massive tuition hikes are not the answer. Fewer will be able to afford an education. Not to mention, the taxpayers will need to pay more for higher grant awards. In the end, will the cost be worth it? Fancy dorms and classrooms do little to improve the quality of education and are partially to blame for the massive fee hikes. I believe online educations or some hybrid form of classroom/online work from accredited universities would be a better solution and keep costs down. We must remove the online education stigma. We need education and training to become a more productive society and obtain hiring paying-jobs. Debt consideration, however, and ability to obtain the financing to obtain it, will undoubtedly also play a role.

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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 10:39am

    higher – not hiring

  • Taylor09 09/21/2009 8:45am

    “Poll: Californians, especially in Bay Area, consider immigrants more benefit than burden (and should keep their jobs)”


    No one asked me what I thought…

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    woznyclan 09/21/2009 9:19am

    Born and raised in So Cal here . Lost my manufacturing job , lost my house , filed bankruptcy and got the heck out after 39 years . Relocated to Northwest Arkansas and after almost 6 months I’m still unemployed . Unemployment numbers mean nothing ! Its tough everywhere . Atleast out here they make it hell for the illegals and the businesses who employ them .

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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 9:48am

    And housing is much more affordable!

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    woznyclan 09/21/2009 11:14am

    MUCH MUCH more affordable but anywho back to hr 3548 . :)

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    Serendipity 09/21/2009 9:56am
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    Hi all,

    Could we avoid the illegal alien issue, please. It’s been the objective over the past few days to stay focused on extended benefits and not to run off the rails on subjects that can become volatile, like illegal aliens.

    It looks like Congress will pass the extension this week, good news for most. I understand the frustration of those in states that don’t immediately qualify. IMO everyone should be covered and I will keep up the pressure on my state officials to ensure extended benefits for all.


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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 10:04am

    It wasn’t about an open discussion of illegals as it was about the reference to them keeping their jobs. It absolutely is relevant to unemployment.

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    Serendipity 09/21/2009 10:36am
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    Nonetheless it’s controversial issue. You can’t cherry pick the issues you wish to highlight and then call others out when they get into a heated debate about things they feel passionately about. The illegal alien issue has nothing to do with passing HR3548.

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    Taylor09 09/21/2009 10:54am

    Openly encouraging jobs for illegals does nothing to put us back to work and is relevant. I wasn’t cherry-picking. It was on my yahoo local homepage – as was education. Both of which are relevant to unemployment (unless we intend to remain on it indefinitely) and therefore relevant to HR3548. I find it especially relevant that we (California) have an unemployment rate of 12.2% and yet according to the article, the majority by far of Californians believe illegals should keep their jobs. Sorry, but just because California is a guarantee to receive funds from this bill does not remove our responsability to do all we can to get ourselves out of this mess. I personally, feel it is a slap in the face to the state’s that do not benefit from illegal wage-earners and are in the same mess. They pay taxes to support our unemployment extensions so we can support jobs for illegals- great. Sorry I disagree and feel it is relevant. But I will refrain from bringing it up again.

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    Serendipity 09/21/2009 12:02pm


    Are you going to accept a job picking fruit, or cleaning toilets for $4.00 an hour?
    I agree the employers hiring these folks should be disciplined, but a majority of the jobs the illegals perform would be unacceptable to most Americans. It’s a complicated issue.

    See how these hot button issues take off into hostile exchanges?

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