Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 (S1699)
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The Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009 (S. 1699) is the companion legislation for H.R. 3548, which was approved in the House in September 2009. The bill would provide an additional 13 weeks of Emergency Unemployment Compensation for unemployed Americans whose unemployment benefits were expiring. The legislation, if approved, would only affect those states hardest hit by joblessness: those with unemployment rates above 8.5%.
S. 1699 was sent to the Senate the day after HR 3548 was passed in the House. It went directly to the Senate Finance Committee, where it was replaced by an amended version of HR 3548. (see below)
Action on the bill - PLEASE SEE BENEFIT WIKI FOR UPDATES ON HR 3548
PLEASE NOTE: S. 1699 was an earlier companion version of HR 3548, but was upstaged in the Senate by an amended version of HR 3548, which became law, though much discussion has continued on the S. 1699 forum, as well as the forum for HR 3548. Since several bills have been proposed having to do with unemployment, and the hot debate still surrounds HR 3548, we have added the latest news and other benefit info and action alerts to the new Benefit Wiki:
From the OC comments forums you can reach the Benefit Wiki directly by clicking on the UPPER RIGHT wiki link and follow the Benefit Wiki link there. (The lower left link comes to this specific "bill wiki.") Please visit the Benefit Wiki, where you can also view and post state info via the links on the map at the bottom of the page.
Articles and references
- Federal information on unemployment insurance
- Emergency Unemployment Compensation program
- State unemployment offices
- Online Petition to Act Now & Extend Benefits
- Jim Abrams, "House bill adds to jobless benefits in 27 states," Associated Press, September 23, 2009
- Ed Brayton, "U.S. House passes unemployment extension bill," The Michigan Messenger, September 23, 2009</ref>