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  • Latest Action: Aug 04, 2010 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 87% of users support S.3706

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would add a fifth tier of unemployment insurance benefits in states with unemployment rates above 7.5%. The new tier would provide 20 additional weeks of benefits payments, but it would not pay back benefits retroactively to cover the period between when the last tier expired and the new tier takes effect. The bill also includes a one-year extension of two tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers. For more info, see our Blog coverage and our publicly-editable BenefitWiki for state-by-state info.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would add a fifth tier of unemployment insurance benefits in states with unemployment rates above 7.5%. The new tier would provide 20 additional weeks of benefits payments, but it would not pay back benefits retroactively to cover the period between when the last tier expired and the new tier takes effect. The bill also includes a one-year extension of two tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed workers. For more info, see our Blog coverage and our publicly-editable BenefitWiki for state-by-state info.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 17, 2010, by That - Ooh finally the Obama apologists show up! Ooh do tell Flar how pelosi reid and obama have saved the day! I fogotted back when my unemployment ran out, I really could use a bed time fairy tail!

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      As noted by That, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 17, 2010, "Ooh finally the Obama apologists show up! Ooh do tell Flar how pelosi reid and obama have saved the day! I fogotted back when my unemployment ran out, I really could use a bed time fairy tail!"
    • On October 17, 2010, by TL3390 - FLarelene, you're resorting to the same tactics politicians frequently use. Every time I present facts that get in the way of a good ol' fashioned Republican-bashing, you switch the topic to whatever poster you think I am. Is your world so small that there are all Democrats, and one "NoBama4me"? By the way, where above do I defend Republicans? I'm pretty sure I mocked Sher1's ridiculous rant, then posted a link that shows Senator Boxer's wonderful grasp and understanding of the legislation she signs off on.

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      As noted by TL3390, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 17, 2010, "FLarelene, you're resorting to the same tactics politicians frequently use. Every time I present facts that get in the way of a good ol' fashioned Republican-bashing, you switch the topic to whatever poster you think I am. Is your world so small that there are all Democrats, and one "NoBama4me"? By the way, where above do I defend Republicans? I'm pretty sure I mocked Sher1's ridiculous rant, then posted a link that shows Senator Boxer's wonderful grasp and understanding of the legislation she signs off on. "
    • On November 13, 2010, by n0bama4me - candy - thank you very much. =) have a good day. listen to rush limbaugh if you get a chance because he had some good information about unemployment extensions and what the obama adminsitration wants to do - make you permanently unemployed underclass. have a swell day =)

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      As noted by n0bama4me, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 13, 2010, "candy - thank you very much. =) have a good day. listen to rush limbaugh if you get a chance because he had some good information about unemployment extensions and what the obama adminsitration wants to do - make you permanently unemployed underclass. have a swell day =)"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.114: Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011 - U.S. ... - January 05, 2011 by opencongress.org - 1 · H.R.63 H.R.63. 1 · H.R.6091 Emergency Unemploymen... 1 · S.Res.5 S.Res.5. 1 · S.3706 Americans Want to Wor... 1. Opposing Bill. H.R.48 H.R.48 ... Source: Open Congress : House Homeland Security. ... - -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 05, 2011, "1 · H.R.63 H.R.63. 1 · H.R.6091 Emergency Unemploymen... 1 · S.Res.5 S.Res.5. 1 · S.3706 Americans Want to Wor... 1. Opposing Bill. H.R.48 H.R.48 ... Source: Open Congress : House Homeland Security. ... - - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h114/show)
    • Ellen'sIllinois Tenth Congressional District Blog: I've Engaged ... - December 28, 2010 by Ellen'sIllinois Tenth Congressional District Blog - To address this growing problem, I cosponsored the Americans Want to Work Act (S. 3706). S. 3706 would create a 5th tier of unemployment insurance, providing an additional 20 weeks of benefits for the long term unemployed in states with ...

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      As noted by Ellen'sIllinois Tenth Congressional District Blog on December 28, 2010, "To address this growing problem, I cosponsored the Americans Want to Work Act (S. 3706). S. 3706 would create a 5th tier of unemployment insurance, providing an additional 20 weeks of benefits for the long term unemployed in states with ..." (http://ellenofthetenth.blogspot.com/2010/12/ive-engaged-senator-durbins-office.html)
    • Breaking news 99ers Tier 5 we got a bill (S 3706) Aug 5th 2010 - December 27, 2010 by Stimyoul.us - Taxes - Sorry for the Slurred speech but I've been in Sacramento meeting with my congressman waited all day running on 4hr sleep. The Americans Want to Work Act (S.3706) www.change.org Senator Stabenow stabenow.senate.gov Also see www.examiner. ...

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      As noted by Stimyoul.us - Taxes on December 27, 2010, "Sorry for the Slurred speech but I've been in Sacramento meeting with my congressman waited all day running on 4hr sleep. The Americans Want to Work Act (S.3706) www.change.org Senator Stabenow stabenow.senate.gov Also see www.examiner. ..." (http://taxes.stimyoul.us/taxes-breaking-news/breaking-news-99ers-tier-5-we-got-a-bill-s-3706-aug-5th-2010/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bureau Of Labor Numbers High Now, Wait Til January - The 99er's Revenge - January 01, 2011 by AtomStack - Also Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sponsored S.3706 “The Americans Want to Work Act” bill on August 4th. This legislation would allow 99ers 20 weeks of ...

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      As noted by AtomStack on January 01, 2011, " Also Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sponsored S.3706 “The Americans Want to Work Act” bill on August 4th. This legislation would allow 99ers 20 weeks of ... " (http://atomstack.com/bureau-of-labor-numbers-high-now-wait-til-january-the-99ers-revenge/227264/)
    • 99er Kerry Tierney shares a story of disappointment, frustration, fear and hope - December 29, 2010 by Examiner.com - I am still hoping and praying that our government will pass the S.3706 Americans Want to Work Act, and help us in our desperate time of need. ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on December 29, 2010, " I am still hoping and praying that our government will pass the S.3706 Americans Want to Work Act, and help us in our desperate time of need. ... " (http://www.examiner.com/unemployment-in-rochester/99er-kerry-tierney-shares-a-story-of-disappointment-frustration-fear-and-hope)
    • Press Secretary Gibbs: The best thing we can do for 99ers is create jobs - December 21, 2010 by Reach Out Job Search (blog) - Not only were the 99ers left out of the 'compromise deal' but other measures to provide temporary income assistance -S.3706-'Americans Want to Work Act' ...

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      As noted by Reach Out Job Search (blog) on December 21, 2010, " Not only were the 99ers left out of the 'compromise deal' but other measures to provide temporary income assistance -S.3706-'Americans Want to Work Act' ... " (http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2010/12/press-secretary-gibbs-best-thing-we-can.html)
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