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H.R.6556 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 17, 2010 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure

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  • 86% of users support H.R.6556

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    • Would add 14 weeks to Tier I of federal extended unemployment benefits and make the extra weeks available retroactively to people who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unemployed.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: Would add 14 weeks to Tier I of federal extended unemployment benefits and make the extra weeks available retroactively to people who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unemployed.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 20, 2010, by Abaratarrr - Nancy pelosi has the authority to block the budget if the unemployment extension is not attached, she can draw a line in the sand and say they if unemployment benefits are not extended that the government will be shut down, Please contact nancey pelosi and let her know that the recent 13 month extension does nothing for the long term unemployed (202) 225-4965 or AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov, more benefits for the long term unemployed is entirely up to her at this point.

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      As noted by Abaratarrr, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 20, 2010, "Nancy pelosi has the authority to block the budget if the unemployment extension is not attached, she can draw a line in the sand and say they if unemployment benefits are not extended that the government will be shut down, Please contact nancey pelosi and let her know that the recent 13 month extension does nothing for the long term unemployed (202) 225-4965 or AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov, more benefits for the long term unemployed is entirely up to her at this point."
    • On January 30, 2011, by sclark113 - Tier 5 Unemployment Extension - Meeting with Representative Jim Gerlach (R, PA-6) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7697606/tier_5_unemployment_extension_meeting.html

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      As noted by sclark113, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 30, 2011, "Tier 5 Unemployment Extension - Meeting with Representative Jim Gerlach (R, PA-6) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/7697606/tier_5_unemployment_extension_meeting.html "
    • On December 20, 2010, by WasMiddleClass - * A New Bill for 99ers, But Is It Too Late? December 20, 2010 - by Donny Shaw http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2145-A-New-Bill-for-99ers-But-Is-It-Too-Late-

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      As noted by WasMiddleClass, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 20, 2010, " * A New Bill for 99ers, But Is It Too Late? December 20, 2010 - by Donny Shaw http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2145-A-New-Bill-for-99ers-But-Is-It-Too-Late- "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Latest 99er Unemployment Extension Legislation Sees Action | Best ... - March 28, 2011 by cheapest - http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ac/pl_ac/storytext/8130798_latest_99er_unemployment_extension_legislation_sees_action/40801446/SIG=11hi6e0pp/*http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show”>HR6556: Emergency ...

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      As noted by cheapest on March 28, 2011, "http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ac/pl_ac/storytext/8130798_latest_99er_unemployment_extension_legislation_sees_action/40801446/SIG=11hi6e0pp/*http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show”>HR6556: Emergency ..." (http://maliklannan.goocheapest.com/2011/03/29/latest-99er-unemployment-extension-legislation-sees-action/)
    • Latest 99er Unemployment Extension Legislation Sees Action | Best ... - March 28, 2011 by onsale - http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ac/pl_ac/storytext/8130798_latest_99er_unemployment_extension_legislation_sees_action/40801446/SIG=11hi6e0pp/*http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show”>HR6556: Emergency ...

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      As noted by onsale on March 28, 2011, "http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ac/pl_ac/storytext/8130798_latest_99er_unemployment_extension_legislation_sees_action/40801446/SIG=11hi6e0pp/*http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show”>HR6556: Emergency ..." (http://luislaidlaw.onsalebestprices.com/2011/03/29/latest-99er-unemployment-extension-legislation-sees-action/)
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      As noted by onsale on March 28, 2011, "http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/ac/pl_ac/storytext/8130798_latest_99er_unemployment_extension_legislation_sees_action/40801446/SIG=11hi6e0pp/*http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show”>HR6556: Emergency ..." (http://mozellfeekes.onsalebestprices.com/2011/03/29/latest-99er-unemployment-extension-legislation-sees-action/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - January 03, 2011 by MLive.com - Lee introduced HR-6556 at the end of the lame duck session. The bill would have added 14 weeks of federal unemployment benefits to those who had exhausted ...

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      As noted by MLive.com on January 03, 2011, " Lee introduced HR-6556 at the end of the lame duck session. The bill would have added 14 weeks of federal unemployment benefits to those who had exhausted ... " (http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/99ers-Tier-5-Unemployment-Extension-and-The-Hegelian-Dialectic.aspx)
    • - January 02, 2011 by Examiner.com - That bill, HR 6556, would have added 14 weeks to Tier I of the unemployment extensions currently in place and made the extra weeks available retroactively ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on January 02, 2011, " That bill, HR 6556, would have added 14 weeks to Tier I of the unemployment extensions currently in place and made the extra weeks available retroactively ... " (http://www.allgov.com/Top_Stories/ViewNews/Labor_Dept_Expands_Categories_of_Long_Term_Unemployment_110102)
    • - December 30, 2010 by Reach Out Job Search (blog) - ... (D-VA) introduced HR-6556-The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act to give 14 weeks of additional jobless assistance payments to the 99ers. ...

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      As noted by Reach Out Job Search (blog) on December 30, 2010, " ... (D-VA) introduced HR-6556-The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act to give 14 weeks of additional jobless assistance payments to the 99ers. ... " (http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2010/12/new-year-new-job-fix-unemployment.html)
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