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S.2544 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 22, 2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 17% of users oppose S.2544

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would provide 20 more weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to those who exhausted their benefits within the past year and are still unemployed. In states with exceptionally high unemployment, it would provide for an additional 13 weeks of benefits. It would also increase all individual benefits by $50 per week. This bill has been replaced by new legislation - H.R.6867.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would provide 20 more weeks of unemployment insurance benefits to those who exhausted their benefits within the past year and are still unemployed. In states with exceptionally high unemployment, it would provide for an additional 13 weeks of benefits. It would also increase all individual benefits by $50 per week. This bill has been replaced by new legislation - H.R.6867.

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    • On February 19, 2008, by Anonymous - My husband was laid off after 28 yrs of service to the same company on his 60th birthday.He has been to one job interview in the past one year after interviews with several head hunters and applying to thousands of companies.For those high priced consultants to the bill who believe that the passing of this bill would be a deterent to the unemployed from seeking jobs i would like to invite them to walk in his shoes for atleast a day.I hope that the bill will be passed.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 19, 2008, "My husband was laid off after 28 yrs of service to the same company on his 60th birthday.He has been to one job interview in the past one year after interviews with several head hunters and applying to thousands of companies.For those high priced consultants to the bill who believe that the passing of this bill would be a deterent to the unemployed from seeking jobs i would like to invite them to walk in his shoes for atleast a day.I hope that the bill will be passed. "
    • On February 22, 2008, by Anonymous - Lets all starting writing, emailing, calling our representatives. Something has to be done, we all have so much to loose if we don't stand for something. If we "unemployed" stick together maybe we can get this to bill to pass, pass this website to everyone you can and ask them to write our representatives, please.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 22, 2008, "Lets all starting writing, emailing, calling our representatives. Something has to be done, we all have so much to loose if we don't stand for something. If we "unemployed" stick together maybe we can get this to bill to pass, pass this website to everyone you can and ask them to write our representatives, please."
    • On February 22, 2008, by Anonymous - My unemployment is gone, and my husband is loosing his job. His company had been in business for over 100 years, and they announced yesterday that its closing.. Dont know what to do...It shows you that Bush doesnt care about the people who are trying to make it day to day. The extension would help me and my family.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 22, 2008, "My unemployment is gone, and my husband is loosing his job. His company had been in business for over 100 years, and they announced yesterday that its closing.. Dont know what to do...It shows you that Bush doesnt care about the people who are trying to make it day to day. The extension would help me and my family."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • OpenCongress - OpenCongress Blog - Obama's 'American Recovery and ... - January 02, 2009 by Open Congress : Blog - Most Viewed Bills:. S.2433 · S.2544 · H.R.5749 · H.R.1424 · H.R.3221 · S.3001. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. Questions? Comments? Contact Us ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Blog on January 02, 2009, "Most Viewed Bills:. S.2433 · S.2544 · H.R.5749 · H.R.1424 · H.R.3221 · S.3001. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. Questions? Comments? Contact Us ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/794-Obama-s-American-Recovery-and-Reinvestment-Plan-)
    • OpenCongress - OpenCongress Blog - Blagojevich to Appoint Obama ... - December 29, 2008 by Open Congress : Blog - Most Viewed Bills:. S.2433 · S.2544 · H.R.5749 · H.R.1424 · H.R.3221 · S.3001. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. Questions? Comments? Contact Us ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Blog on December 29, 2008, "Most Viewed Bills:. S.2433 · S.2544 · H.R.5749 · H.R.1424 · H.R.3221 · S.3001. OpenCongress is a joint project of the Participatory Politics Foundation and the Sunlight Foundation. Questions? Comments? Contact Us ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/791-Blagojevich-to-Appoint-Obama-Replacement)
    • Neda Blog: Unemployment extension - December 29, 2008 by Neda Blog - S.2544 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 on OpenCongress Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 A bill to provide for a program of. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WLS) -- The extension will mean some people ...

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      As noted by Neda Blog on December 29, 2008, "S.2544 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 on OpenCongress Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 A bill to provide for a program of. SAVANNAH, Ga. (WLS) -- The extension will mean some people ..." (http://nahexu.gotdns.org/zucygum/2008/12/unemployment-extension.html)

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