H.R.4213 - Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. view all titles (9)

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  • Short: Tax Extenders Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Tax Extenders Act of 2009 as passed house.
  • Short: American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010 as passed senate.
  • Short: Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 as passed senate.
  • Popular: American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Com- pensation Extension Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Popular: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Short: Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010 as enacted.

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    n30hansen 06/23/2010 12:55pm

    I am runnung out of hope too. All I have been doing for the last year is apply, apply, apply and very rarely do I ever receive a call back. They run credit checks etc. well, if I hadn’t been laid off my credit wouldn’t be down the tube and maybe I would pass the credit check. I am just soooo frustrated! I try to stay positive but it is getting harder and harder to do. Facing foreclosure, not moving to the next tier of unemployment benefits and not getting anywhere in my ongoing daily job search just makes me want to scream! THEY BETTER PASS THIS!!!

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 12:27pm

    Can you belive this article, John Boehner should be ashamed of himself. Want money ask him to share some of his compaign momey with you. Does he seriously think after the Reps blocked this bill every way they could that 15million people will vote Rep i Nove. I am independent who previously voted Rep. NOT ANY MORE.
    Sensing victory in November, and eager to cut into the Democrats’ cash edge, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) has pledged to give $1 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee in the next month.
    Boehner was joined by a number of other Republicans on Wednesday morning in pledging huge transfers of money to the NRCC, the committee charged with helping Republicans take back the House.
    Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) delivered a $250,000 check to the committee, while Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) kicked in another $100,000.

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 12:39pm

    This has to pass by tomorow, because I don’t think the royal court has sessions on Friday. We have to remember all of those who voted no, both Reps and Dems and on Election day in Nov. make sure you have a sign by the polling places that says remember what they did the unemployed.

  • njcoolchik 06/23/2010 12:44pm

    Drug testing – are you kidding me? Mr. Esteemed Elected Politician, don’t you know that most companies already DRUG TEST as a condition of employment? We are looking for JOBS that we have the documentation to prove our search in an recession where unemployment is at its highest. We are not out getting high looking for free money. Living on unemployment as opposed to having a job is not what we want to settle for personally and for our families. We need JOBS.

    I am 39 years old and part of the older working middle class that had her credit destroyed, 401K evaporated just trying to survive. Pass the bill already and help us by providing the funds that you already promised by creating the Tiers and EB Benefits in the first place.

    Otherwise if I need to go pee in a cup, I will use the Senate bathrooms and be sure to leave it on Joe Biden’s desk!

  • njcoolchik 06/23/2010 12:48pm

    Or better yet, I would like to submit my resume and application for the Senate Pee Collector Position.

    I have extensive experience in dealing with Senate Crap for over three years.

    References provided upon request.

  • Jess01869 06/23/2010 1:37pm

    I read the petition some 34,500 people have signed thus far and although I don’t agree with the contents of bashing the president and don’t think Obama is solely at fault as much as previous leaders for this entire catastrophe…I encourage people to sign it that do agree with it…something like 500 more votes needed for Obama to bypass congress…supposedly.

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    tmo520 06/23/2010 2:13pm

    what petition? where can we sign it? 500 votes doesn’t seem like a lot…..

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 1:53pm

    Read this Scott Brown is going to block the bill.

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 2:21pm

    FYI: Just as I thought, saw this excerpt in an article today.

    But an Executive Order can’t be used to accomplish that either, according to Rep. Jim McDermott’s, (D-Wash.) office. Congress must be the body that extends unemployment benefits, and it first has to first fix the benefit extension for those whose benefits are expiring after only 26 weeks.

  • Jess01869 06/23/2010 2:31pm

    I believe you are 100% right Enrico17….non the less here is the petition that is circulating; probably could’ve have been more constructive and less insulting with more valid points to get more attention:

  • Jess01869 06/23/2010 2:51pm

    I’ve also read that senators are making the claim (lying) that such a petition won’t do any good to basically discourage anyone from signing it and prevent the bill from passing. No harm in signing it if you stand for it…what is there to lose? So many conflicting articles surrounding this…who knows what to believe?!!

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 3:40pm

    To Jess01869
    I signed the petition on June 17, in fact sent it to friends and family. But I seem to remember something (not exactly sure what the issue was) when the obamacare was up for vote that to get the vote Obama said if that happended he would envoke executive privilege and then it was stated that EP cannot be used in certain areas of the government. Wish I could rememeber exactly what it was but I can’t.

  • enrico17 06/23/2010 3:47pm

    FYI, In Nov we have to watch the incumbents, Lee, Angle and Paul are bad news.

  • lordgotmilk 06/23/2010 5:45pm

    This sickens me. I’ve worked since I was 16, paid taxes as a single person. My fiancĂ© and I have been together for 9 years and I’ve continued to pay taxes as a single person with no dependants despite the fact that I have fully supported her and her 6 children. I’ve been laid off for less than a year, just finished Tier 1 extended benefits. I have struggled through continuous applications and handed out resumes everywhere while also taking courses to receive certifications to better place myself in my field. A local program set me up to start my own web development business, but just as I’m trying to get out and get clients, Tier 1 runs out and I can’t file due to our elected officials. I don’t expect to need this much longer, but I do need to be able to get out to drum up business. Our landlords have been patient through all this and we’ve been paying them weekly out of unemployment. Just told them we can’t pay this week and here comes evict…yay! Pass This!!

  • loganstorm 06/23/2010 6:02pm

    FYI- Lots of great articles posted on the opencongress facebook page

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  • loganstorm 06/23/2010 6:49pm

    Ok, now I’m really confused, Help please! I thought this bill covered me… now I was just told I’m screwed… My confusion is… if this passes, does it also cover those of us who just ended the original 26 weeks of unemployment… or only those already in the extensions??

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    enrico17 06/24/2010 2:09am

    I am not 100% sure but it should cover you, and allow you to move to Tier I, as this bill moves the cut off date to apply for the tiers from June 1 until the end of Nov. example if your 26 weeks ended on June 2 you would have been able to move to tier 1, but being that they did not extend the benefits it ended June 2, but if they reinstate the extensions that June 2 expiration date is moved to Nov. Hope this helps and that I am correct in what I wrote. Good luck

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    tmo520 06/24/2010 8:31am

    i hope this is accurate because i will receive my last unemployment check today of the first 26 weeks. i never filed for tier 1 becase the filing deadline date expired. i understood HR4213 to extend filing deadlines for all tiers?? is that rights?

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    chrissy3384 06/24/2010 6:05am

    Hey I’m on the EB and my unemployment office told me that if and when they approve the extension that we all who is still on unemployment will be getting the extensions.

  • NeedJobs 06/23/2010 8:16pm

    Spending should not be an excuse when it comes to human life. I mean, “American” human life. Our Government expresses sincere concern when other Countries are in need of help especially due to poverty, etc. Where do they think the long term unemployed is headed? I heard that some employers do not consider the unemployed for employment. I lost my job because the Company i worked for outsourced and closed the Acctg/Finance Departments which were based in the US. We need jobs in America and we need to put a stop to outsourcing the American jobs. A Company can save tons of $$$’s in labor cost by outsourcing work to other Countries. Hey, bigger profits, no restrictions, why not? Pls extend the unemployment and consider the real facts as to why so many Americans are unemployed. The answer to the umemployed is not drug testing, cutting benefits, etc. It is to create jobs and regulate the hiring practices of these Companies.

  • MTeinert 06/23/2010 11:33pm
    This country needs some republicans to step up and do what is fair for the citizens of this country and vote to pass this bill. They’re supposed to be leaders but are following the commands of their political party for reasons that don’t add up for most Americans. This republican party is sticking together on this bill like a religious cult! Someone needs to step up, be an individual, and vote yes. I’m sure after doing so it will almost guaranty a re-election from the hundreds of thousands of people following this bill. I used to be a republican until George Bush JR. took office. He totally jacked this country over and everybody knows it and should admit to this. Republicans have no sense of anything but their own interest not of the people, no matter how ridiculous the argument. I’m ashamed to have once supported the republican party after watching the senators make such a weak argument and still have so many followers. Talk about the deaf following the blind. Can Obama vito this?
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    MTeinert 06/23/2010 11:45pm

    Never mind veto means to deny a bill.

  • wes00 06/24/2010 12:45am
    Unemployment Insurance has been the only thing keeping me afloat throughout these difficult times, and as I sit hear and read, I see that I am not alone. The reality is that it is doubtful that this bill will pass in its entirety this week..because they are too busy worrying about how to pay for the bill instead of worrying about the lively-hoods of hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans. However, I believe that the only way the Unemployment Insurance extension will pass..is if it is brought before the senate as a “stand-alone measure”. I also believe that this was brought up by a Republican Senator after last weeks vote and it was declined. I just want to urged the senate to put all personal agendas aside and actually think of the thousands of people that need HELP!. People are losing their homes, cars, and sanity. It really hurts me to see that a country as great as this one, that prides itself on democracy and being the voice of the people, is failing miserably at both.
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    loganstorm 06/24/2010 2:45am

    They keep saying the reason they don’t pass this is because the don’t want to increase the debt our children have to pay. I have two kids… if this doesn’t pass, they won’t have to worry about how to pay it back, instead, they’ll have to find a way to move out of the shelters NOT passing this has put them in.

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    carterpc 06/24/2010 6:59am


    this is a bit disturbing…they were not worried about the deficit a few weeks ago when they allocated 58.8 billion dollars to Afghanistan

  • enrico17 06/24/2010 2:55am

    I hate to say this again, but with each passing day and reading the reports, this bill is dead. The Reps will not give in, and now even Lieberman has changed from if I am the 60 I will vote yes to no comment, and Snow and Collins are very iffy. It is all up to Reid, he has to turn over the unused stimulus and he won’t. My conclusion is that the reason the Dem’s keep this going so that they look like the party that wants to help and it will look good for the Nov. elections. No matter what you write or how much you plead and tell them your stories it does not matter to them. I am finished writing or following the stories, but not the fight, I will see then in Nov.

  • MTeinert 06/24/2010 5:19am
    I wonder what kind of smoke the republican party is going to blow up our ass today?
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    nivekeleets21 06/24/2010 6:55am

    The bad kind I am thinking.

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