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S.3688 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Nov 18, 2008 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 1121 under authority of the order of the Senate of 11/17/2008.

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  • 52% of users support S.3688

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    • On November 19, 2008, by Anonymous - Unemployed people should not be used as a bargaining chip to get taxpayer money for rich auto makers.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 19, 2008, "Unemployed people should not be used as a bargaining chip to get taxpayer money for rich auto makers."
    • On November 20, 2008, by Ladydi9959 - Ive been unemployed for a year (20 yrs experience in my field, previously making 87k in HR), gone through all of my retirement (which wasn't much after my divorce) & even moved to another state looking for work...this legislation is a life line. It's tough when you are told the market will pick up in late 2009 or 2010 where you live, to not reinvent yourself because employers aren't looking to train anyone(they aren't even hiring for their vacancies--I've had 4 jobs where the employer simply cancelled the requestion sometimes after I interviewed)...I'm hurting as are 4 million of us currently on unemployment who can't contribute with our personal income taxes, pay our mortgages, or even think of buying gas to go anywhere but to look for a job. If this legislation passes, this is my Thanksgiving & Christmas, cuz I get to eat & have a roof over my head for another 13 weeks!

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      As noted by Ladydi9959, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 20, 2008, "Ive been unemployed for a year (20 yrs experience in my field, previously making 87k in HR), gone through all of my retirement (which wasn't much after my divorce) & even moved to another state looking for work...this legislation is a life line. It's tough when you are told the market will pick up in late 2009 or 2010 where you live, to not reinvent yourself because employers aren't looking to train anyone(they aren't even hiring for their vacancies--I've had 4 jobs where the employer simply cancelled the requestion sometimes after I interviewed)...I'm hurting as are 4 million of us currently on unemployment who can't contribute with our personal income taxes, pay our mortgages, or even think of buying gas to go anywhere but to look for a job. If this legislation passes, this is my Thanksgiving & Christmas, cuz I get to eat & have a roof over my head for another 13 weeks! "
    • On November 21, 2008, by mikesr - I have been out of work for a year now i have been in the retail feild for over 20 years as a manager at in all aspects of retail.You would think at this time of the year it would be easy to find work but it just isn't happening i need this extension like us all but i am not sure if i am eligible my benefit year ended 11/16/2008 does anybody know if i have to re apply or is it automatic.

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      As noted by mikesr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 21, 2008, "I have been out of work for a year now i have been in the retail feild for over 20 years as a manager at in all aspects of retail.You would think at this time of the year it would be easy to find work but it just isn't happening i need this extension like us all but i am not sure if i am eligible my benefit year ended 11/16/2008 does anybody know if i have to re apply or is it automatic."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • DigitalCommons@ILR - Stephen Cooney: U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry ... - December 17, 2008 by DigitalCommons@ILR - A bill to provide up to $25 billion in direct loans to the companies was introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by ...

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      As noted by DigitalCommons@ILR on December 17, 2008, "A bill to provide up to $25 billion in direct loans to the companies was introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by ..." (http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/key_workplace/570/)
    • U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry: Federal Financial Assistance and ... - December 17, 2008 by Open CRS: Recently Added - A bill to provide up to $25 billion in direct loans to the companies was introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by ...

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      As noted by Open CRS: Recently Added on December 17, 2008, "A bill to provide up to $25 billion in direct loans to the companies was introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by ..." (http://opencrs.com/document/RLXXXXX)
    • IWS Documented News INTERNATIONAL: [IWS] CRS: U.S. MOTOR VEHICLE ... - December 16, 2008 by IWS Documented News INTERNATIONAL - introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by. Congress in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) established under ...

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      As noted by IWS Documented News INTERNATIONAL on December 16, 2008, "introduced on November 17, 2008, by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (S. 3688). This bill would make these loans available from $700 billion already set aside by. Congress in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) established under ..." (http://iwsdninternational.blogspot.com/2008/12/iws-crs-us-motor-vehicle-industry.html)

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