H.R.5647 - Responsible COBRA, Unemployment, and Poverty Extension Act
To provide a temporary extension of unemployment insurance, and for other purposes.
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Mr. HELLER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Appropriations, Education and Labor, the Budget, Oversight and Government Reform, and Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROVISIONS.
(2) Section 2005 of the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act, as contained in
(3) Section 5 of the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 (
SEC. 3. EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PREMIUM ASSISTANCE FOR COBRA BENEFITS.
(a) Extension of Eligibility Period- Subsection (a)(3)(A) of section 3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (
(b) Rules Relating to 2010 Extension- Subsection (a) of section 3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (
‘(19) ADDITIONAL RULES RELATED TO 2010 EXTENSION- In the case of an individual who, with regard to coverage described in paragraph (10)(B), experiences a qualifying event related to a termination of employment on or after June 1, 2010, and prior to the date of the enactment of this paragraph, rules similar to those in paragraphs (4)(A) and (7)(C) shall apply with respect to all continuation coverage, including State continuation coverage programs.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the provisions of section 3001 of division B of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF USE OF 2009 POVERTY GUIDELINES.
Section 1012 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (
SEC. 5. USE OF STIMULUS FUNDS TO OFFSET SPENDING.
The unobligated balance of each amount appropriated or made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (
SEC. 6. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.
(a) In General- The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled ‘Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’ for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Emergency Designation for Congressional Enforcement- In the House of Representatives, this Act, with the exception of section 5, is designated as an emergency for purposes of pay-as-you-go principles. In the Senate, this Act is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 403(a) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Emergency Designation for Statutory Paygo- This Act, with the exception of section 5, is designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (