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H.R.5749 Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008, 110th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 13, 2008 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 780 under authority of the order of the Senate of 06/12/2008.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 12, 2008, with a roll call of 274 ayes, 137 nays, and 23 not voting.

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  • 77% of users support H.R.5749

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  • H.R.5749 has been viewed 342,570 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would provide for 13 more weeks of unemployment benefits to workers exhausting their regular unemployment compensation, In states with unemployment rates above 6 percent, it would provide an additional 13 weeks, for a total of 26. The extension would apply to anyone whose benefits are exhausted before January 2009, an estimated 3.5 million.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would provide for 13 more weeks of unemployment benefits to workers exhausting their regular unemployment compensation, In states with unemployment rates above 6 percent, it would provide an additional 13 weeks, for a total of 26. The extension would apply to anyone whose benefits are exhausted before January 2009, an estimated 3.5 million.

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    • On May 25, 2008, by stubsnews - sign in and click those red thumbs down buttons, feels great

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      As noted by stubsnews, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 25, 2008, "sign in and click those red thumbs down buttons, feels great"
    • On June 13, 2008, by WashingtonGirl - I think the man to reach at the White House is Edward P. Lazear, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is the man who really tells Bush what to do concerning the economy. I cannot find a way to email him. He is on-leave from Stanford & I got an automated response there. It is a long shot, but I'd like to let him know how real Americans feel. Any one of you super researchers out there have any ideas? WG

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      As noted by WashingtonGirl, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 13, 2008, "I think the man to reach at the White House is Edward P. Lazear, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is the man who really tells Bush what to do concerning the economy. I cannot find a way to email him. He is on-leave from Stanford & I got an automated response there. It is a long shot, but I'd like to let him know how real Americans feel. Any one of you super researchers out there have any ideas? WG "
    • On June 01, 2008, by Anonymous - Please quite critizing those of us who can't move to Iowa for a job. I have a 85 year old mother and a 93 year old Mother in Law who need my husband I for their care (no other siblings to help out). So, before you pass judgement, you need to think it through. Sometimes it's not only about you but others.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 01, 2008, "Please quite critizing those of us who can't move to Iowa for a job. I have a 85 year old mother and a 93 year old Mother in Law who need my husband I for their care (no other siblings to help out). So, before you pass judgement, you need to think it through. Sometimes it's not only about you but others."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Jobless claims fall under 500000 - Recession over! (or not ... - November 24, 2009 by iTulip.com - Jobless claims fall under 500000 - Recession over! (or not) News.

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      As noted by iTulip.com on November 24, 2009, "Jobless claims fall under 500000 - Recession over! (or not) News." (http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13133)
    • 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)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • LETTER / Getting to know Jack - October 20, 2008 by Charlton County Herald, GA - He voted against an emergency bill to extend unemployment compensation (HR 5749). Jack is not in touch with our troops, our children, our families, ...

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      As noted by Charlton County Herald, GA on October 20, 2008, "He voted against an emergency bill to extend unemployment compensation (HR 5749). Jack is not in touch with our troops, our children, our families, ..." (http://www.charltoncountyherald.com/articles/2008/10/21/opinion/editorials/doc48fde19c3ce20166350389.txt)
    • An open letter to constituents of the 5th Congressional District - October 16, 2008 by West Milford Messenger - Why? b) Garrett voted against extending jobless benefits - (HR-5749) - 274-137. Why? c) Garrett voted against federal tobacco regulation - to regulate ...

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      As noted by West Milford Messenger on October 16, 2008, "Why? b) Garrett voted against extending jobless benefits - (HR-5749) - 274-137. Why? c) Garrett voted against federal tobacco regulation - to regulate ..." (http://www.strausnews.com/articles/2008/10/17/west_milford_messenger/opinion/2.txt)
    • Unemployment is Edging Up - July 31, 2008 by istockAnalyst.com, OR - On June 12, Congress passed the Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act, HR 5749, and it was signed into law. As of July 6, unemployed people whose ...

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      As noted by istockAnalyst.com, OR on July 31, 2008, "On June 12, Congress passed the Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act, HR 5749, and it was signed into law. As of July 6, unemployed people whose ..." (http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2465027&title=Unemployment_is_Edging.html)
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