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S.3520 Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 22, 2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 93% of users support S.3520

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    • Extends the filing deadline for extended unemployment benefits, including the extra $25 per month from the stimulus bill, from June 2, 2010 to December 31, 2010. This bill would not create a new fifth tier of benefits, it would only allow eligible individuals who exhaust their current benefit tiers to enter into the next of the four tiers that expired on June 2nd.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Extends the filing deadline for extended unemployment benefits, including the extra $25 per month from the stimulus bill, from June 2, 2010 to December 31, 2010. This bill would not create a new fifth tier of benefits, it would only allow eligible individuals who exhaust their current benefit tiers to enter into the next of the four tiers that expired on June 2nd.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On June 28, 2010, by Chris51 - Congress that rushed through bailout of WALL STREET in 2008 in a matter of days, cannot bring itself to support even the most meager subsistence for the unemployed workers who are the victims, not the perpetrators, of the economic crisis. While the White House and Congress wrangle over the smallest of subsistence measures for the jobless, neither party nor the corporate elite as a whole propose to do anything to provide jobs for the unemployed. The Wall Street Journal reported that American corporations have increased their cash reserves to $1.84 TRILLION, the HIGHEST figure in history. In other words, big business and the banks, after an unprecedented bailout by the public treasury, are hoarding the funds that could put millions back to work. The cash reserves of major corporations have jumped 26 percent in one year, the largest percentage increase in nearly 60 years. The cash reserves of working people, and particularly the unemployed, have not been so fortunate... change.org

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      As noted by Chris51, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 28, 2010, "Congress that rushed through bailout of WALL STREET in 2008 in a matter of days, cannot bring itself to support even the most meager subsistence for the unemployed workers who are the victims, not the perpetrators, of the economic crisis. While the White House and Congress wrangle over the smallest of subsistence measures for the jobless, neither party nor the corporate elite as a whole propose to do anything to provide jobs for the unemployed. The Wall Street Journal reported that American corporations have increased their cash reserves to $1.84 TRILLION, the HIGHEST figure in history. In other words, big business and the banks, after an unprecedented bailout by the public treasury, are hoarding the funds that could put millions back to work. The cash reserves of major corporations have jumped 26 percent in one year, the largest percentage increase in nearly 60 years. The cash reserves of working people, and particularly the unemployed, have not been so fortunate... change.org"
    • On June 26, 2010, by bhrodeoaz - I sure hope that this bill does not get stalled in committees, or the house or senate. To many people are going to or have already lost benefits due to the failure of HR 4213. This bill needs to be accelerated through committee and both the house and senate. Republicans have stated that they would pass a stand alone version of the unemployment benefits. So if this gets to them it will be a major make or break come november. I have made multiple post regarding this bill to stir up support. Pass it on to as many people as possible.

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      As noted by bhrodeoaz, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 26, 2010, "I sure hope that this bill does not get stalled in committees, or the house or senate. To many people are going to or have already lost benefits due to the failure of HR 4213. This bill needs to be accelerated through committee and both the house and senate. Republicans have stated that they would pass a stand alone version of the unemployment benefits. So if this gets to them it will be a major make or break come november. I have made multiple post regarding this bill to stir up support. Pass it on to as many people as possible."
    • On June 28, 2010, by sheradawn - PLEASE BRING BACK THE EXTENSION. I have a bachelor's degree, I have worked full time since graduating and was laid off last year in January. I have applied for at least 45 job openings. I had 5 call backs, telling me I am overqualified. The only job I could find, pays $10 per hour, and part time. Unfortunately, I would be spending more in childcare for my 3 year old son than I would be making. Without the unemployment, I can not pay my bills (which are standard, no extras), nor can I buy the amount of groceries needed. My hubby works full time, and we are barely making it. We pay our mortgage on time, every month since we bought our home 1 year before I was laid off. Yet, still we make too much for any kind of assistance, we can not even refinance our home. Only option now is facing foreclosure if benefits run out. I have tried everything, I could not even get financial aid to go back to school, nor did I qualify for a grant. HELP

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      As noted by sheradawn, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 28, 2010, "PLEASE BRING BACK THE EXTENSION. I have a bachelor's degree, I have worked full time since graduating and was laid off last year in January. I have applied for at least 45 job openings. I had 5 call backs, telling me I am overqualified. The only job I could find, pays $10 per hour, and part time. Unfortunately, I would be spending more in childcare for my 3 year old son than I would be making. Without the unemployment, I can not pay my bills (which are standard, no extras), nor can I buy the amount of groceries needed. My hubby works full time, and we are barely making it. We pay our mortgage on time, every month since we bought our home 1 year before I was laid off. Yet, still we make too much for any kind of assistance, we can not even refinance our home. Only option now is facing foreclosure if benefits run out. I have tried everything, I could not even get financial aid to go back to school, nor did I qualify for a grant. HELP"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • A 99ers Year in Review - 2010 - December 31, 2010 by Zennie62.com - Also in June (after yet another long vacation in Congress) 5 Senators joined forces to introduce a stand-alone UI Benefits bill S. 3520: Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010. Again the 99ers were excluded. ...

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      As noted by Zennie62.com on December 31, 2010, "Also in June (after yet another long vacation in Congress) 5 Senators joined forces to introduce a stand-alone UI Benefits bill S. 3520: Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010. Again the 99ers were excluded. ..." (http://zennie2005.blogspot.com/2011/01/99ers-year-in-review-2010.html)
    • H.R.6556: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act - U.S. ... - December 15, 2010 by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... - ... H.R.5453 Protecting Against Indebting our Descendants through Fully Offset Relief (PAID FOR) Temporary Extension Act of 2010IntroducedMay 28, 201023 views · S.3520 Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010IntroducedJun 22, ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... on December 15, 2010, "... H.R.5453 Protecting Against Indebting our Descendants through Fully Offset Relief (PAID FOR) Temporary Extension Act of 2010IntroducedMay 28, 201023 views · S.3520 Unemployment Insurance Extension Act of 2010IntroducedJun 22, ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show)
    • H.R.6523: Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year ... - December 14, 2010 by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... - Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator. S.Res.572 S.Res.572. 1 · S.3217 Private Fund Investme... 1 · H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of ... 1 · H.R.3590 Service Members Home ... 1 · S.3520 Unemployment Insuranc. ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... on December 14, 2010, "Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator. S.Res.572 S.Res.572. 1 · S.3217 Private Fund Investme... 1 · H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of ... 1 · H.R.3590 Service Members Home ... 1 · S.3520 Unemployment Insuranc. ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6523/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - July 19, 2010 by Examiner.com - Misinformation is circulating about S. 3520 being the bill that will be introduced in the Senate chamber tomorrow. HR 4213 appears to be the bill that will ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on July 19, 2010, " Misinformation is circulating about S. 3520 being the bill that will be introduced in the Senate chamber tomorrow. HR 4213 appears to be the bill that will ... " (http://www.examiner.com/x-48240-NY-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2010m7d20-The-strength-of-unemployment-legislation-being-tested-in-the-US-Senate)
    • - July 11, 2010 by Examiner.com - HOW: Immediate Executive Action necessary for Creating a Tier 5 of UI Benefits for all 50 states through the end of 2010 as part of S. 3520: Unemployment ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on July 11, 2010, " HOW: Immediate Executive Action necessary for Creating a Tier 5 of UI Benefits for all 50 states through the end of 2010 as part of S. 3520: Unemployment ... " (http://www.examiner.com/x-45498-San-Diego-Unemployment-Examiner~y2010m7d12-99ers-letter-gets-delivered-to-the-White-House-Part-1-The-cover-outline)
    • - July 05, 2010 by Examiner.com - Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has introduced Senate bill S. 3520 and it remains in play as an alternative unemployment benefits bill on July 12, 2010. ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on July 05, 2010, " Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan has introduced Senate bill S. 3520 and it remains in play as an alternative unemployment benefits bill on July 12, 2010. ... " (http://www.examiner.com/x-48240-NY-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2010m7d6-Unemployment-legislation-and-the-replacement-of-Senator-Robert-Byrd)
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