S.1647 - Assistance for Unemployed Workers Extension Act

A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to provide for additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Assistance for Unemployed Workers Extension Act as introduced.

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/09/2009 10:15am

    That was me who posted about Spencir copying other posts (possibly his own) from there. Yeah, that is kinda like OpenCongress used to be since you don’t have to register to post.

  • ohionoeb 09/09/2009 10:37am


    I logged in as Ohiobuckeye 50 at that site..


    Yes a few are being very stubborn ..lol

  • NoGoodOnesLeft 09/09/2009 12:33pm

    I don’t understand why more people don’t come to this bill! It is better than HR3404 and has a better chance of passing first.

  • NoGoodOnesLeft 09/09/2009 3:03pm

    S1647 goes before the Senate Finance Committee on 9/15. The 2 member statements are coming from Montana and Iowa. Montana is at 6.5% average and Iowa is at 6.1%. It will be interesting to see what they say.

  • madmax2 09/10/2009 9:01am

    When will this get voted on??

  • mike40 09/10/2009 9:18am

    I been here a few times posting..I don’t understand why two bills (house and senate) almost the same s1647 and hr3404.. Yes its a fact if the senate passes a bill they made it will pass the house easy then. I just hope they keep their word as they said… early September we will get these bills rolling…Hello its early September and not even out of the committee reviews yet just sitting there still.

  • mike40 09/10/2009 9:29am

    I know this don’t mean nothing…but big brother is always watching..I google S1647 and HR 3404 ten times a day when I’m online. Figure if a few thousand of us did this..it would be a high search item for (big brother) to think about!

  • unemployed2007 09/10/2009 10:38am

    I’m here!! I’ll try to post over here as well as HR 3404:)

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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/10/2009 11:06am

    Yay! This bill will help me but 3404 won’t. Thanks for your support!

  • unemployed2007 09/10/2009 2:22pm

    NancyM posted this under HR 3404. McDermott’s new bill mirrors this one.

    “In response to direct calls for help by Americans from across the country, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced new streamlined legislation today, HR 3548, to extend unemployment insurance benefits for an additional 13 weeks in states where unemployment has averaged at least 8.5% over the last three months.”


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    NoGoodOnesLeft 09/10/2009 2:40pm

    Yay! Yay!!!

  • unemployed2007 09/11/2009 2:32am

    Pelosi promises action on unemployment extension
    Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Thursday that Congress will get to work on passing an extension of unemployment benefits now that the August recess is over and lawmakers have returned to the nation’s capitol. The Detroit News reports:House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today called an extension of jobless benefits “essential,” signaling the House of Representatives will act quickly to keep as many as 100,000 Michiganians from losing their benefits by the end of the year.“The unemployment insurance is essential. We cannot let that run out,” Pelosi said in her weekly news conference.“And that is on our agenda to be dealt with.”The Obama administration has also said they want to pass an unemployment extension and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has also indicated that his chamber would take up the issue soon.

  • unemployed2007 09/11/2009 4:37am

    HR 3548 Bill Text


  • unemployed2007 09/11/2009 6:03am


    Rep. McDermott Introduces Streamlined Bill, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for Swift Action on the Extension. (September 11, 2009)

    There were several major developments in the extension campaign yesterday. At a news conference, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi came out strongly in favor of swift action on the extension. MORE

  • mike40 09/12/2009 12:21pm

    Well I know those who are officals in my state of NJ are trying..they all wrote to congress and the president… senators, Reps, even the governor and me.

    I receive this also for news on NJ only: A new program has been announced to help those who exhausted all types of UI benefits. They send you a form that proves if someone hire’s you the employer will be reimbursed for up to $5 per hour total $2400..It has to be employment at least $15 per hour plus a guarantee of 6 months of employment for the employer to get the $2400.

    Something new..can’t hurt… every little helps.

  • canalguyopen 09/15/2009 5:05am

    What time is the bill supposed to be on c-span2 and further more…how do you know when they will vote on this bill or the other one 3404

  • brunettenextdoor 09/15/2009 9:13am

    Anyone have any info on the meeting today? I don’t find any mention of either HR3404, 3548 or S1647 on the clerks office schedule at http://clerk.house.gov/floorsummary/floor.html

    I did read a good article I saw posted on another board with the link that sounds promising:

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009 .Senator promises quick action on extending unemployment benefits
    Deb Price / Detroit News Washington Bureau
    Washington —

    Baucus made these comments at the end of a hearing by his committee to look at options to deal with 1.4 million unemployed workers — including 100,000 Michiganians — facing their last unemployment check at the end of the year.

    The chairman of a key Senate committee said today Congress will act quickly on legislation extending unemployment benefits to the nation’s jobless.


  • NeilArmstrong 09/15/2009 2:16pm

    Here’s a link to todays meeting on S.1647. click on view webcat to watch meeting, a little tip skip to the last minute. http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/hearings.htm

  • NeilArmstrong 09/15/2009 2:20pm

    It looks like it’ll be the end of the month before this bill gets voted on. Hopefully it won’t take that long…

  • NYER566 09/17/2009 9:51am

    The numbers for new york came out on a 3 month avg we are now at 8.76 from 8.5. The unemployed desperatly need this extension fast! There are no jobs, none! For every job available 6 people are fighting for the same job. I heard congress is off again for the month of October so they better get moving on passing another extension. Some say the economy is starting to get better, but i dont see it with the unemployment continually rising. Winter is coming and with our other bills we will now have a heat bill to contend with. Please get this bill fast tracked!

  • NYER566 09/17/2009 11:30am

    http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?parm1=5&docID=cqmidday-000003204963……If you go to this site it says the congress will be bringing up this bill next week for the states hit hardest, i think its any state over 8.5 percent of a 3 month average.

  • mjh 09/23/2009 1:43pm

    is it a safe bet now to start checking out this bill/thread now since it appears that hr 3548 is now being switched over and updated now back to this bill according to today’s recent news ?

  • BPennett 09/24/2009 9:53am

    In the words of Todd Beamer “Let’s Roll”!!!!!! come on guys…..

  • BPennett 09/24/2009 11:03am

    Just emailed my senator…..go for it everyone…….

  • BPennett 09/24/2009 11:11am

    Go to Washingtonwatch.com look up s1699 and on the right under “take action” you can email your state senators…..

  • Serendipity 09/24/2009 11:40am


  • BPennett 09/24/2009 11:53am


    S. 1699, A bill to amend the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for the temporary availability of certain additional emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes

  • BPennett 09/24/2009 11:54am

    link on right side to email your senators…….

  • Marly911 09/24/2009 12:59pm

    Here is link to s1699.


  • Elrann 09/29/2009 6:39am

    Uhm, ok, still learning this process…. H.R.3548 was passed by House on 9/22. S.1647 is the Senate’s version? There is no joint resolution? It (S.1647) is in the senate finance committee? Then both bills have to pass (with the Pres. sign-off) for it to become law and the funds released. Both bills? Even then each state has to decide if they are then going to accept the funds? (My governor threatened to boycott the last unemplyment increase – he and every member of his family) has a job and copious financial resources, the a**)

    If the S.1647 stalls in committee, then it doesn’t matter that H.R.3548 passed? I poor head is desperately trying to come up with a possible timeline. (Yes, everyone in family unemployed at the moment and we are scared to death.) Can someone put this process into a simple approximated timeline?

    Thanks to all and I wish each and everyone better circumstance than ours…

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