H.R.5618 - Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010

To continue Federal unemployment programs. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To continue Federal unemployment programs. as introduced.
  • Popular: Restoration of Emer- gency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Short: Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Popular: Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Short: Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 as passed house.

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    satdog 07/16/2010 12:24pm

    ALL Unemployed be united need insertion Tier 5 Bill for at least one year with all delays, blocks to find work in this still down economy. Period Good luck to ALL UNEMPLOYED!

  • DrSnark 07/16/2010 10:54am

    NEWS ALERT: Fri July 16

    At 2:08 PM EST CSpan carried LIVE appt WV Gov Manchin’s appointment of Carter Goodwin to fill Byrd’s seat.
    THAT’s our 60th VOTE for HR 5618, Folks!

    PRESSURE made this pompous camera-hog move up the schedule…HE was hoping (and still is) to take that Senate seat for himself, dragged his feet on naming interim Senator…first 2wks, then this Sunday – finally he HAD to get it done today (THANKS to posters who spread his email and phone so we could zap him into submission!) Though nothing was said during the live press conference, the CSPAN reporter immediately commented that this was huge for the unemployed waiting for extension to get passed…

    Fingers crossed, vote scheduled for Tues @ 11:15 or 2:15 (depending on source).. hang in there everyone!

  • henleyarms 07/16/2010 7:15pm

    They are wanting to put both 4213, and the new bill thru as well. We need the retroactive funding, because it is not our fault that Congress failed to do its job. I don’t know what planet some of these elected officials are on, but it will be planet unemployment for the lot of them for putting people thru all this unnecessary misery.

  • Marly911 07/17/2010 5:09am

    We have good news. Senator Robert Byrd’s successor is going to be sworn in next Tuesday afternoon, and immediately after that, the Senate will hold another vote on extending Emergency Unemployment Compensation and full federal funding of Extended Benefits through the end of November 2010. We expect we will finally have the 60 votes needed to proceed to a final vote on the bill. The House can quickly take up the Senate version, and hopefully, well before the end of next week, the President can sign the bill into law and the programs will be retroactively reinstated.

    We need your help for one last push. Between now and next Tuesday, it is imperative that you keep calling and emailing both your Senators and Representatives to let them know how important it is that they vote yes on this bill. We need to hold all the votes together and get this done!

  • Marly911 07/17/2010 5:11am

    Please continue to take action by emailing your representatives and urging them to immediately pass H.R.5618, which will reinstate the federal extensions. You can also call the Congressional Switchboards, (202) 224-3121 for the Senate, and (202) 225-3121 for the House, and ask for your members’ offices.

    For some additional talking points, please see our chart that shows which Senators and Congress Members voted against the extensions, as well as the impact their vote has had in your state. Please make sure to reach out to those who have voted against the extensions in the past, and let them know how their actions – and the resulting extension lapse – have impacted you. We’ll be sure to post updates on our blog with any updates that we receive.
    Thanks for all your dogged determination to see this through. We hope that for those of you who will be getting benefits restored that it provides a measure of comfort, no matter how temporary.
    Your friends at unemployedworkers.org

  • Jess01869 07/17/2010 12:30pm

    I don’t understand…they are voting on bill 4213…wouldn’t that count the 2 Republican yes votes out since they only agreed to vote for passing of a stand alone bill???

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    juleeann 07/18/2010 8:39am

    They’re not voting on 4213…it’s 5618 now and the way it stands it should go through. I’m hoping. Passed by for yet another job that i was quite sure about?! it’s rough out there!

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    juleeann 07/18/2010 8:52am

    I may need to retract, according to the world news vine, the above is incorrect. I’m so confused!

  • WasMiddleClass 07/17/2010 2:43pm

    It looks like the renewal of the old extensions is a fairly sure thing to pass the Senate next week in one form or another. H.R. 4213 will have to go back to the House for another vote because of amendments added on, and that is what is on the calendar now. H.R. 5618 will go strait to the president if it gets passed (barring additional amendments on that).

    Neither bill offers any help for the 1,400,000 that already ran out of the past extensions, starting months ago, while still being unable to find work. Anyone that is in that situation needs to do everything possible to make their voices heard NOW.

    If only a renewal of old extensions is passed, I fear that the media will (again) run the story as “Congress has passed an extension of UI benefits”, and the media will forget it, even though it is not an extension, just a renewal of existing extensions. All those that ran out of those extensions may be forgotten, even though their numbers will increase daily until God knows when.

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    WasMiddleClass 07/17/2010 2:44pm

    We CAN NOT let the major media sweep us under the rug again. There is a lot of press about the “99ers” now. We must keep the pressure on the media and Congress!

    1,400,000 does not even count all of the children in all those families that depend on their unemployed parents to survive.

  • jsosa1710 07/18/2010 5:35am

    Can anyone tell me what happens to people whose benefits ended after June 2, 2010? Are they going to be extended? My benefits ended June 13, 2010 and I’ve been told by my local office that I will not be receving an extension. I’ve been without income for several weeks now and no call backs from all the jobs that I’ve applied to. Why am I not getting an extension? I’m confused. If anyone knows please reply.

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    juleeann 07/18/2010 8:45am

    Here’s what i know, my benefits exhausted about the same time. However i do qualify for an extension which is what this bill entails. I just communicated with the unemployment benefits office in my state this past week and the said i should keep filing until we see the outcome of this bill. I’m not sure why you wouldn’t qualify for an extension unless you’re a 99’er? or have used all your extensions? I would address this with them one more time. In Wisconsin we have an e-mail option that works really swell and only takes a COUPLE OF DAYS TO OBTAIN A REPLY!

  • bamagul4 07/19/2010 2:54am

    I can’t believe that “Congress” will not go ahead and pass this bill. It’s a shame that Americans can work so diligently for so many years and when “HELP” is needed we can’t get it. However, take a look at the millions given out everyday to the many that can work (but will not work). Because Walfare and so-called Disability hand them everything on a silver platter.
    I get so upset from day to day. It’s a shame there are no more available jobs because our "Government has destroyed the United States of America. They seem to be more concerned to giving to the aliens and to people that have never amounted to anything… There again, because they have been handed everything on that silver platter.

    Government needs to stop worrying about helping the “Foreign” Countries and worry about thier own!!!! It will not be long (if Government keeps at this rate) that we will encounter another depression.

    PASS THE FREAKING BILL, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    satdog 07/19/2010 6:59am

    The president today 7/19/2010 had a media talk on the unemployed and had several of unemployed indivduals from 2 years to 1 year etc. He stated that people have exhausted their benefits and need help from the congress to help ALL Unemployed in this still jobless economy. It is now up to the congress to get a Bill to help provide a lifeline for all unemployed. The unemployed can now hold you congress accountable to any measure that deviates from what the president said about the unemployed. ALL Unemployed need a Bill to help provide additional lifeline for at least an additional year in this very slow recovery jobless economy. They need to do more they need to add additional weeks, Tier 5 or Tiers 5,6 to help all unemployed for at least additional year in this still slow job recovery.

  • jereme28 07/19/2010 7:18am

    I know its a bit too late and in most cases the damage is done, but there is still hope. Either way its a lesson learned and the republicans have exposed their pathetic agenda of mutiny. If they think that making us suffer is an effective strategy of getting votes, lets show them how wrong they are in November. Lets make 2010 the year of republican cleansing.

  • WasMiddleClass 07/19/2010 3:35pm

    The “99ers”, those that will not be helped by ANY current extension bill were talked about on Nightly News tonight.

    Congrats to all those out there that are fighting this battle.

    We are getting big media attention now (finally).

    NOW is the time for anyone of those 1,400,000 that exhausted all extensions already, without finding work, to do EVERYTHING possible to let all of America know of our plight! Even all those still on the extensions that will be renewed need to think about what will happen when they end all too soon. There WILL NOT be enough jobs by then!

    Use the November elections as a tool.

    Media, media, media!!!

    Our survival depends on it!

    There are many of us out here fighting tooth and nail, but we need EVERYONE unemployed to join the fight if we hope to win!

    The FACTS are that the REAL unemployment rate now is higher than 1931!

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    WasMiddleClass 07/19/2010 3:42pm


  • minimoe 07/19/2010 10:06pm

    I really do not understand why they are voting on 4213 tomorrow and NOT 5618.. They even read 5618 twice last week so they could put on the calendar for voting. Now all of a sudden they are going to do 4213 instead. Just dont get it. They are talking about how important it is to get us our benefits back ASAP withouth any further delays. So why not just push 5618 through first. Instead now we have to HOPE 4213 passes the first vote tomorrow, then wait for it to go back to house for vote (i dont know how long this would take? would house be able to vote on it the very next day, wednesday?) and then HOPE it passes there, and then wait for President to sign it.. I just dont understand why they would go this route. We just cant wait any longer

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    srpeterkin 07/20/2010 7:57am

    I completely agree with you. They just need to do their job and get bill 5618 passed ASAP. I will be evicted by the end of the month if I don’t get all of the back payment of unemployment by the 30th of July.

  • jereme28 07/20/2010 12:50am
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    I totally agree, and by focusing on 4213 only shows that Harry Reid does not genuinely care about the unemployment crisis. 4213 is full of pork programs that are completely irrelevant to the unemployment crisis, and it is my understanding that the republicans have already passed a section of the bill regarding the housing benefit that was originally included in 4213. What more does he want, and what could be that important to run the risk of not getting the relief millions of Americans desperately need?

  • jereme28 07/20/2010 1:03am
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    I gotta say it. This is political terrorism and Harry Reid is using the unemployed as his hostages. He has a stand alone bill that could fly right through, no problem, so there is no excuse. It has been agreed. Instead he is being a spoiled little bitch, and I guess he doesn’t think we have access to the information. He thinks we are gonna blame the republicans when the bill doesn’t pass. Hello Mr Reid!!!!! You are on television!!! Every news station is following this bill very closely!!! You are making yourself everyone’s enemy by insulting our intelligence and exploiting our suffering for your own benefit.

  • jrhill 07/20/2010 2:09am

    Don’t worry everybody… Obama is on the job. Along with sending millions of our taxpayer-earned dollars off to Greece and to Hamas he is helping Kenya fund abortions. It’s great to know that our so-called POTUS cares so much about all the unemployed Americans..

    Here’s what Obama’s doing with your money — in Kenya!
    An investigation by three Republican congressmen has revealed the Obama administration has secretly spent $23 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars in Kenya to fund a “Yes” vote on a constitutional referendum scheduled for Aug. 4 that would increase access to abortions in Kenya and establish legal status for Islamic law tribunals.

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    jrhill 07/20/2010 2:10am

    how many of you unemployed out there could use $23 million bucks?

  • RedVixen81 07/20/2010 6:09am

    I could jrhill! – My husband was layed off from his job aug last year and has been struggling to find a job. he is either under/over qualified, travel distance it to far, or its the pay is not enough to get us by. So for the Senate to take there sweet time is annoying. My husband didnt serve in the military and fight for his country to be toyed with like a rag doll. we are having to sell off possesions just to make sure we have money to pay rent and other bill at the end of the month cause i dont make enough as it it either..So for we have been thru the initail 26 weeks and just exausted teir 1 at the begnning of the month.

  • srpeterkin 07/20/2010 7:51am

    From: “senator@isakson.senate.gov” <senator@isakson.senate.gov>
    To: sharonpeterkin@yahoo.com
    Sent: Mon, July 19, 2010 5:07:02 PM
    Subject: A Response From Johnny Isakson

    This is the reply from one of Georgia Senators that was sent to me after I sent him an email:

    Dear Ms. Xxxxxxxx:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding unemployment and COBRA benefit extensions. I appreciate hearing from you and am glad to have the opportunity to respond.

    I will continue to support a temporary extension of unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits, provided that the cost is offset. I empathize with the Georgians and all Americans who are out of work in these tough economic times, but I also feel it is a dangerous precedent for our nation’s economic stability to continue to extend these benefits with borrowed money.

    Thank you again for contacting me.

    Johnny Isakson
    United States Senator

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    srpeterkin 07/20/2010 7:53am

    This was my reply:

    I understand that we the American people do not need to add on anymore to the American plate but please answer me this question. Why when our previous president Mr. Bush requested funds for a war that is not ours or when the banks and Wall Street needed to be bailed out there was no problem in you guys “not the american people” approving everything he asked for?

    What do you think about this?

  • Mingching 07/20/2010 10:01am

    The bill for UI extensions seems to have passed with 60 votes needed!!! Even though they had to strip it down a bit, it will make a difference and per Sen. Reid, they will address it in the future! Yay!!

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    srpeterkin 07/20/2010 10:30am

    Thank you for informing me!

  • dvdmnation 07/20/2010 12:28pm

    Come on, let’s listen very carefully regarding the latest comments from our President…He is blaming the Reps for this not being passed. There were (2) votes needed for this to be passed the last time it was brought to the table, although Ben Nelson (Dem) & Robert Byrd (Dem) BOTH voted against, as in NO, to getting this passed, thus leaving it @ 58 votes averse to 60. We are a country who still believes in HONESTY as the greatest policy. Come November…I’m voting for congressmen & women who are GENUINE!!! Let’s be sensible!!! Americans have worked hard for many years to preserve their FREEDOM. This is a grand country, it’s killing me to see this happening to everyone!!!

  • YonkersNY 07/21/2010 7:44am

    What really hurts is that I just ran out of my unemployment benefits 2 weeks ago, I been applying to anything and only received one call. Now because I got laid off December 23rd of 2009 I don’t qualify for any extensions , is that correct? or will this bill help us in New york state that applied for Unemployment benefits after November 23rd 2009 as well?

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