H.R.5749 - Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. view all titles (5)

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  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as reported to house.
  • Official: To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 as passed house.

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  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 8:41am

    anything gonna move forward this week? or is it another week of grab a snickers bar its gonna be awhile?

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 8:42am
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    Obama means “truthless path” in Islam

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 8:49am

    how is everyone staying positive? I am starting to feel really depressed with the current situation. The jobs are really dwindeling and it looks as if this downturn could last another few months. There is not much in the a/e construction industry happening now and I fear that this sector might have some lag associated with it as well. I am getting frustrated with the idea of sending out another round of resumes to the same 100 companies that I previously sent to 8 months ago. It is starting to feel hopeless.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 8:53am

    Lets just stay positive, make all the calls ya can and send out faxes this week. This will all be over one way or another by the first of July.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 9:57am
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    Islam is a religion, not a language.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 10:42am
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    growing a garden, for food. seems the only thing here is spelling school.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 10:44am
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    And probably the only thing anyone in D.C. sees is how they can tax your garden.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 10:52am

    In the latest report, for March, the Labor Department reported the jobless rate — also called the “not employed rate” by some — at 13.1 percent for men in the prime age group. Only once during a post-World War II recession did the rate ever get that high. It hit 13.3 percent in June 1982, the 12th month of the brutal 1981-82 recession, and continued to rise from there.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 11:09am

    Officially unemployed
    7.6 million

    Working part-time because can’t find a full-time job: 5.2 million
    People who want jobs but are not counted in official statistics because not looking (of which about 1.4 million** searched for work during the prior 12 months and were available for work during the reference week.) 4.8 million
    Total: 17.6 million (11.1% of the labor force)
    Source: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 12:54pm

    The doctors are saying Senator Kennedy’s surgery was successful, good news! God Bless him

  • stubsnews 06/02/2008 1:00pm
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    IllinoisCS – Can you log in to CongressNow and retrieve this article?

    “House Democrats Set to Trim Domestic Spending in War Supplemental”

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:05pm
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    Obama is not a Muslim, you stupid fool. Read beyond the soundbites, if your feeble mind can take in that much information.

    What’s the beef with Muslims anyway? Not ALL Muslims are terrorists. Hey, we have two Christian terrorists sitting in the White House right now!
    Bush/Cheney, war criminals.
    You are a racist plain and simple, just call it what it is…you hate black folks, fool!

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:11pm

    The House is going to trim the GI bill? Remember, it passed alone, not with the war bill, which did not pass in the Senate.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:16pm
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  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:17pm
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    The Chimp-in-Chief and SO? Cheney wear flag pins all the time. So effing what? Didn’t stop them from taking our country down.

    Your values are way misplaced. Really ignorant and short-sighted.

    We need a visionary in the White House, not McWar. He can’t even keep his facts straight. Yeah, he’s just what we need in the White House. Mc Dementia.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:20pm

    Thank God, the news is good for Senator Kennedy. He will pull through this with flying colors! Splendid!

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:21pm
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    mC WHAT EVER YOU ARE….Is it poosible for you to illistrate your point without being so insulting or degrading….

    You must have an exceptionally low IQ!!!

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:22pm
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  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:24pm
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    It will be a RED-LETTER DAY, when this country is purged of all the ignorant right-wingnut racists! May you all burn in hell, and believe-you-me YOU WILL!!!! WAHOO!!!!

  • CaliDeb 06/02/2008 1:25pm

    Her is the rest of the CongressNow article:

    House Democrats Set to Trim Domestic Spending in War Supplemental
    By: Vicki Needham
    CongressNow Staff
    Jun 02, 2008 5:53 PM
    House Democratic leaders will meet Tuesday to consider ways to cut some domestic spending from a Senate-passed war supplemental with hopes of coming up with a measure that could be approved by the chamber by the end of the week.

    The Senate last month approved a $193 billion war spending bill that is about $10 billion more than the House’s proposed $183.87 billion plan. Both measures would cover the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars for the rest of fiscal 2008 and into fiscal 2009 as well as provide new domestic spending.

    The Senate measure (H.R. 2642) is slated to reach the House floor later in the week if leaders hammer out a compromise. The Pentagon has said it will run out of money by mid-July if the measure is not approved.

    The House approved a supplemental spending measure last month without funding for the wars after 132 Republican Members voted present to protest Democrats’ handling of the war measure. The House had been expected to back a plan about $10 billion less than the measure approved in the Senate.

    Overall, the Senate’s $193 billion spending package devotes $103 billion for fiscal 2008 and $65.9 billion for fiscal 2009 for war spending, which is $415 million more than the president’s request. The White House requested slightly more than $100 billion for war spending for fiscal 2008.

    The House proposal adheres largely to the president’s top line levels for war funding, although House leaders rearranged some of the military funding in the bill.

    Although the Senate attached $10 billion more in domestic spending, the House and Senate domestic packages are similar and include expanded veterans education benefits at a cost of about $52 billion over 10 years, a 26-week extension of unemployment benefits at $11 billion over 10 years and the delay of seven new Medicaid regulations proposed by the administration.

    The Senate overwhelmingly passed the domestic portion of the bill by a veto-proof margin, 75-22. The House also backed domestic spending in the bill by wide margins last month.

    While domestic spending for the new education benefits provision has support in both chambers, some Republicans have opposed the measure — calling it too costly, saying it would hurt military retention figures, and vowing to sustain a presidential veto of the bill if Bush decides to oppose it.

    Senate Republicans meanwhile, are pushing their own veterans’ education proposal that would eliminate the current $1,200 enrollment fee for participants and establish a tiered system for veterans to transfer their benefits to family members over time to encourage troops to remain in uniform. The cost for their GOP veterans’ plan, which is sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), is $38 billion over 10 years.

    The Senate also added $1.2 billion for science initiatives, mostly for NASA, $451 million for the Federal Highway Administration emergency relief program, $275 million for the Food and Drug Administration, $490 million for grants for crime fighting, $450 million for wildfire protection and about $1 billion for the low-income home-heating assistance program.

    Not included in the Senate-passed version sent to the House is a plan backed by House Democrats to place a surcharge of one-half of 1 percent on individuals who make more than $500,000 and couples who make more than $1 million. The money would be used to offset the cost of the new veterans’ benefits.

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  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:26pm
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    just another anon troll riding an overabundance of caffine

  • stubsnews 06/02/2008 1:27pm

    Thanks CaliDeb!

  • concerned_in_MI 06/02/2008 1:28pm

    Hi Deb, thanks for posting that article, sounds positive for our concern, the Unemployment Extension.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:29pm

    It didn’t say anything about eliminating the UE extension?

  • stubsnews 06/02/2008 1:29pm

    Cheney ticked off his own party today. Democrats were irate.


  • CaliDeb 06/02/2008 1:30pm

    Ya…I didnt really see anything to indicate the House is looking to cut the unemployment extension. Let’s hope they keep it in.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:31pm

    GEEEZZ< And even at 7.6 MILLION PEOPLE with out jobs!!!!!!!!!!
    As if nobody even cares. Not passing the EMERGENCY EXTENSION will go down in history as the cause of the second great depression. Ya Repub’s and blue dogs that’s right, and go ahead, you keep turning a BLIND EYE, and see what history shows all of you responsible for the second great depression!
    As if you even care about that right? You’ll be out of office and living high on the hog somewhere in bliss.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:32pm

    Let keep fighting for this extension and continue to call our House Reps. We must let them know the importance of this!!

    Call!! Call!!

  • CaliDeb 06/02/2008 1:33pm

    Here’s the schedule for Tuesday, I don’t see anything scheduled to discuss or vote on the war supplental.

    On Tap: Tuesday

    CongressNow Staff
    Jun 02, 2008 4:08 PM
    A look ahead to Tuesday’s floor and committee action.

    Floor Agenda


    Convenes 10 a.m.

    The Senate continues debate on climate change legislation (S. 3036), which attempts to reduce global warming through an economy-wide cap-and-trade program.


    Convenes 2 p.m.

    The House is scheduled to take up various suspension bills, among them:

    • The Federal Agency Data Protection Act (H.R. 4791), which would direct federal agencies to determine the most effective ways to safeguard computer files.

    • The Telework Improvements Act (H.R. 4106), which would direct federal agencies to allow employees to work remotely for at least 20 percent of their hours every two weeks.

    • The Public Land Communities Transition Act of 2007 (H.R. 3058), which would amend the U.S. Code to give full payment to local governments with entitlement land.

    • The Federal Food Donation Act (S. 2420), which encourages federal agencies and their contractors to donate excess food to nonprofit organizations.

    • GAO pay raises (H.R. 5683) and senior service diversity (H.R. 3774).

    Committee Agenda


    There are no markups scheduled for Tuesday.

    House Rules:

    Meets 5 p.m., H-313, Capitol:

    • Green school facilities (H.R. 3021), which would provide $6.4 billion in funding to states and school districts to help ensure that school facilities and learning environments are safe, healthy, energy efficient, environmentally friendly and technologically advanced.

    • Chesapeake Bay trails authorization (H.R. 5540), which would permanently reauthorize the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Trails Network federal grant program.

    Key hearings:

    • Senate Armed Services Committee, 9:30 a.m., 106 Dirksen. Weapons systems acquisition, including Defense Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics John Young.

    • Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, 10 a.m., 253 Russell. Energy market manipulation, including financier George Soros, trade associations, consumer groups and federal officials.

  • Anonymous 06/02/2008 1:34pm
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    blue dogs rock!

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