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S.1699 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Sep 23, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 85% of users support S.1699

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would extend unemployment insurance benefits by 13 weeks in states that have jobless rates above 8.5 percent. A list of unemployment rates state-by-state can be seen here. Companion legislation in the House is H.R. 3548. For more information, please see the OpenCongress Wiki article on Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would extend unemployment insurance benefits by 13 weeks in states that have jobless rates above 8.5 percent. A list of unemployment rates state-by-state can be seen here. Companion legislation in the House is H.R. 3548. For more information, please see the OpenCongress Wiki article on Emergency Unemployment Compensation.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 23, 2010, by n0bama4me - +1 if you think obama, pelosi, ried, congress are failing, liars, and not truthfully helping us all they can. +1 if your going to vote everyone out of office this november. +1 if you want extended unemployment benefits now instead of excuses that the gop is blocking it!

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      As noted by n0bama4me, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 23, 2010, "+1 if you think obama, pelosi, ried, congress are failing, liars, and not truthfully helping us all they can. +1 if your going to vote everyone out of office this november. +1 if you want extended unemployment benefits now instead of excuses that the gop is blocking it!"
    • On July 23, 2010, by n0bama4me - obama is the biggest failure socialist career corrupt politician who has so many ignorant followers that are too stupid to research on their own or speak up. sheeple. flarline sher/sheeple. that's how mentally ill they are. they hate hearing the truth. but we will clean house this november as 90 percent of america votes their asses out. pelosi, ried, all of the corrupt hypocrite excuse making socialist elitists are destroying this country. and obama is their leader! sorry but ill take bush over this. at least i was working then. =)

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      As noted by n0bama4me, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 23, 2010, "obama is the biggest failure socialist career corrupt politician who has so many ignorant followers that are too stupid to research on their own or speak up. sheeple. flarline sher/sheeple. that's how mentally ill they are. they hate hearing the truth. but we will clean house this november as 90 percent of america votes their asses out. pelosi, ried, all of the corrupt hypocrite excuse making socialist elitists are destroying this country. and obama is their leader! sorry but ill take bush over this. at least i was working then. =)"
    • On August 18, 2010, by Fiightback - After the last unemployment extension expired, it came up for a vote for renewal with H.R. 4213. H.R. 4213 would extend unemployment benefits up to tier 4 to millions of American families who needed it the most. Millions of American families waited to see how the Senate would cast their vote. 55 out of 57 Democrats voted YES = 96%. 39 out of 41 Republicans voted No/Abstain = 95% To view the names of all the Republicans who voted No . c

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      As noted by Fiightback, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 18, 2010, "After the last unemployment extension expired, it came up for a vote for renewal with H.R. 4213. H.R. 4213 would extend unemployment benefits up to tier 4 to millions of American families who needed it the most. Millions of American families waited to see how the Senate would cast their vote. 55 out of 57 Democrats voted YES = 96%. 39 out of 41 Republicans voted No/Abstain = 95% To view the names of all the Republicans who voted No . c"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.6556: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act - U.S. ... - December 15, 2010 by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... - ... and Business Assistance Act of 2009Bill Is LawNov 06, 2009424 views · S.1699 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009IntroducedSep 23, 2009310 views · H.R.3756 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009IntroducedOct 07, ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Top 20 Bills Most Written... on December 15, 2010, "... and Business Assistance Act of 2009Bill Is LawNov 06, 2009424 views · S.1699 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009IntroducedSep 23, 2009310 views · H.R.3756 Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009IntroducedOct 07, ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6556/show)
    • S.4037: A bill to impose a criminal penalty for unauthorized ... - December 14, 2010 by Open Congress : Senate Judiciary - Major... - Supporting Bill. S.4037 S.4037. 1 · H.Con.Res.335 H.Con.Res.335. 1 · H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of ... 1 · S.1699 Unemployment Compensa... 1 · H.R.4851 Continuing Extension ... 1. Bill's Views. Today: 47; Past Seven Days: 80 ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : Senate Judiciary - Major... on December 14, 2010, "Supporting Bill. S.4037 S.4037. 1 · H.Con.Res.335 H.Con.Res.335. 1 · H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of ... 1 · S.1699 Unemployment Compensa... 1 · H.R.4851 Continuing Extension ... 1. Bill's Views. Today: 47; Past Seven Days: 80 ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s4037/show)
    • H.R.6534: To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins ... - December 14, 2010 by Open Congress : House Financial Services... - S.1699 Unemployment Compensa... 1 · H.R.4851 Continuing Extension ... 1. Bill's Views. Today: 47; Past Seven Days: 80; All-Time: 79. Yes I Support this Bill · No I Oppose this Bill. 0%. Users Support Bill. 0 in favor / 1 opposed ...

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      As noted by Open Congress : House Financial Services... on December 14, 2010, "S.1699 Unemployment Compensa... 1 · H.R.4851 Continuing Extension ... 1. Bill's Views. Today: 47; Past Seven Days: 80; All-Time: 79. Yes I Support this Bill · No I Oppose this Bill. 0%. Users Support Bill. 0 in favor / 1 opposed ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h6534/show)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Jobless Americans paying big price for others' crimes - September 30, 2009 by The Hill - People are starving, they're freezing — what must happen to the American people before this unemployment benefits extension, S. 1699, gets passed and we get ...

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      As noted by The Hill on September 30, 2009, "People are starving, they're freezing — what must happen to the American people before this unemployment benefits extension, S. 1699, gets passed and we get ..." (http://thehill.com/opinion/letters/61255-jobless-americans-paying-big-price-for-others-crimes)
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