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H.R.589 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 14, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Ways and Means

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service - Human Resources

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  • 75% of users support H.R.589

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    75% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.589.
  • H.R.589 has been viewed 163,990 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • Would add 14 weeks to the first tier of unemployment insurance benefits and make the new weeks available retroactively to all unemployed workers who have exhausted all of their benefits.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would add 14 weeks to the first tier of unemployment insurance benefits and make the new weeks available retroactively to all unemployed workers who have exhausted all of their benefits.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Displaced American Workers United

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      I know that the organization Displaced American Workers United supports H.R.589
    • Advocacy for the Long Term Unemployed

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      I know that the organization Advocacy for the Long Term Unemployed supports H.R.589
    • The American 99ers Union

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      I know that the organization The American 99ers Union supports H.R.589

    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On January 24, 2012, by WasMiddleClass - I told you long ago that my picture will eat your hard drive if you steal it. Did you think I was joking? Watch out for those anon visitors...

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      As noted by WasMiddleClass, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 24, 2012, "I told you long ago that my picture will eat your hard drive if you steal it. Did you think I was joking? Watch out for those anon visitors..."
    • On February 10, 2011, by WasMiddleClass - 3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report Last year, 3.9 million Americans ran out of unemployment insurance benefits, according to a new analysis provided to HuffPost by the National Employment Law Project. Those 3.9 million are not necessarily still unemployed, and not all of them are necessarily "99ers" -- people who exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of benefits currently available in 25 states -- but the number offers a dramatic reminder that the longest-ever unemployment lifeline is still not long enough for some Americans to climb out of the deepest jobs hole since the Great Depression. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/2010-unemployment-benefits-exhausted_n_820957.html

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      As noted by WasMiddleClass, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 10, 2011, "3.9 Million Americans Ran Out Of Unemployment Benefits In 2010: Report Last year, 3.9 million Americans ran out of unemployment insurance benefits, according to a new analysis provided to HuffPost by the National Employment Law Project. Those 3.9 million are not necessarily still unemployed, and not all of them are necessarily "99ers" -- people who exhausted the maximum 99 weeks of benefits currently available in 25 states -- but the number offers a dramatic reminder that the longest-ever unemployment lifeline is still not long enough for some Americans to climb out of the deepest jobs hole since the Great Depression. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/10/2010-unemployment-benefits-exhausted_n_820957.html"
    • On February 21, 2011, by Abaratarrr - No one comes to this thread is because it has become a waste of time, it has been around for 11 days and is unusable There are maybe 5 posts (out of 788) that discuss action taken on this bill, 20 that talk about strategy and action people can take. No one, not even the unemployed have time to weed through 788 posts from 11 days to find relevant information in only 5 posts there are 700 non related posts from the same person that bury the relevant information so that it can not be found. Entire articles do not need to be copy and pasted page after page, how about just do one post listing the 20+ links to stories that you want the word to see once a day? People use to come to these threads to ask question and find answers, that is no longer possible. this place is no longer useful How many posts would you have to read to find the last action taken on this legislation? Imagine a new person coming to this thread trying to find out what if any action has happened concerning 589?

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      As noted by Abaratarrr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 21, 2011, "No one comes to this thread is because it has become a waste of time, it has been around for 11 days and is unusable There are maybe 5 posts (out of 788) that discuss action taken on this bill, 20 that talk about strategy and action people can take. No one, not even the unemployed have time to weed through 788 posts from 11 days to find relevant information in only 5 posts there are 700 non related posts from the same person that bury the relevant information so that it can not be found. Entire articles do not need to be copy and pasted page after page, how about just do one post listing the 20+ links to stories that you want the word to see once a day? People use to come to these threads to ask question and find answers, that is no longer possible. this place is no longer useful How many posts would you have to read to find the last action taken on this legislation? Imagine a new person coming to this thread trying to find out what if any action has happened concerning 589?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 17, 2012 by Chuck Bell - UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 17, 2012, "UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=9YUNUOvAF4rD2QWQyL3zDw&ved=0CEAQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGSNvx4so66C2cOnUw9SKG_gCdvwA)
    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 17, 2012 by Chuck Bell - UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 17, 2012, "UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=vTUNUISzJKbs2AWv4Mkw&ved=0CEAQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNE2nUgJiy6aKayr2QB92lYSZDCKew)
    • Rep. Jesse Jackson Introduces Legislation to Raise National Minimum - July 17, 2012 by Chuck Bell - UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ...

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      As noted by Chuck Bell on July 17, 2012, "UNEMPLOYED WORKERS: HR 589, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011, introduced by Reps. Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, with 87 cosponsors, would add 14 weeks of benefits to the first ..." (/url?q=http://www.putamericatowork.net/2012/07/rep-jesse-jackson-introduces.html&sa=U&ei=FvQMUPjlA4nI2AXkx5EI&ved=0CEAQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNHRTek7GwheNrSYz5DRDKdL6HCpGg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • CEA CEO Cites New Data on Immigrant – Innovation Connection - June 26, 2012 by Business Wire - 3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”

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      As noted by Business Wire on June 26, 2012, "3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”" (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120626006669/en/CEA-CEO-Cites-Data-Immigrant-%E2%80%93-Innovation)
    • CEA CEO Cites New Data on Immigrant – Innovation Connection - June 26, 2012 by StreetInsider.com - 3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”

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      As noted by StreetInsider.com on June 26, 2012, "3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”" (http://www.streetinsider.com/Press+Releases/CEA+CEO+Cites+New+Data+on+Immigrant+%E2%80%93+Innovation+Connection/7542531.html)
    • CEA CEO Cites New Data on Immigrant – Innovation Connection - June 26, 2012 by Business Wire - 3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”

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      As noted by Business Wire on June 26, 2012, "3185); and the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217/H.R. 589). “Everyone can join CEA’s Innovation Movement and tell Congress to support strategic immigration reform at DeclareInnovation.com.”" (http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20120626006675/en/Shapiro/CEA/Patent)
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