H.R.6556 - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.
  • Short: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act as introduced.

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    nancym 12/21/2010 6:11am

    Well, pick any. There are places like Democracy for America, a group I consider one of the best progressive groups around, run by Howard Dean. There’s MoveOn.org, they ignored the economy issue for the last two years, but now seem to have awakened to what’s going on—http://pol.moveon.org/taxdealproblems/
    I don’t think they have a forum on site, but they, along with most of these groups, have Facebook pages where you can comment.

    Sometimes these forums don’t really reflect what an organization is actually doing in its local meetings and national policy; like here, there are often many angry posters who just want to rave on.

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    nancym 12/21/2010 6:12am

    Here’s a list of the biggest political forums on the net: http://www.big-boards.com/kw/politics/

    Probably the most important ones are those “insider” political sites that get read by those in DC, as well as the general public. Donny Shaw mentioned trying to create a “blogswarm” the other day. He might be a good one to ask what in his opinion are the best forums (or comments sections, or letters to editors) to tackle on this issue.

    I gotta go, if I think of any more in particular I’ll post later on.

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    nancym 12/21/2010 6:13am

    Here’s a quick suggestion— just Google “political forums” and you’ll get a bunch of them! :)

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 6:49am

    Lol…I didn’t see your “just Google”. I replied on the last page.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 6:45am

    Just google “survival forum”. LATOC is a good one (google it)

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 6:47am

    Actually those are good people to get involved because then tend to lean conservative but not Republican, and are real interested in bad news.

  • WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 5:02am

    Hatch displays stunning lack of knowledge on unemployment insurance

    Hopefully Orrin Hatch is reading the local, Capitol Hill news. Last week, he became one of the growing numbers of congresspeople who showed his vast ignorance on the topic of unemployment insurance.

    WASHINGTON — Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said this week that extended unemployment insurance “is well over 100 weeks now,” making him the latest millionaire member of Congress to publicly demonstrate that he does not understand the unemployment legislation he obstructs…. Hatch joins Sen.John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who in the past few weeks made the same mistake. HuffPost first reported that members of Congress don’t understand unemployment benefits back in November. Most of them don’t understand what it’s like to struggle to find work, either.


  • WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 5:13am

    The U.S. Labor Department says about 12,000 Tar Heels are exhausting their EUC benefits each month and Brown said he expects the local pace may accelerate if the Burke County job market doesn’t improve.
    Those people’s only option to get income may be finding a job, but work remains scarce. N.C. ESC’s JobBank currently lists 225


  • davidak 12/21/2010 5:22am

    talked with barbara lees aide just now she said that hr6556 may hit the floor as early as today…and also said everyone should call their own senators and reps to show support and to get word out to as many supporters as possible…would also be good to contact polosi to recommend that she attach hr6556 to the government spending bill….

  • GreenHornet 12/21/2010 5:47am

    Cool, a new Bill !!! lets hope it doesn’t end up fluttering in the wind !

  • HopefromCA 12/21/2010 6:12am

    I read an article that this bill must be announced today as I believe this is the last day Congress is working before starting to shut down for the Holidays unless someone has heard otherwise.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 6:51am

    I head a few different times. I’m not sure if there is a set one yet.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 6:51am

    heard not head

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    MaxwellsSilverHammer 12/21/2010 7:34am

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone,

  • WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 7:30am

    START, 99ers, Net Neutrality: Today’s Q’s for O’s WH — 12/21/10

    TAPPER: And, then, lastly, as you know, there is a group of unemployed who have called themselves the 99ers…

    GIBBS: Sure.

    TAPPER: … they’re individuals who have been — who’s unemployment insurance has run out. They were not included in the deal, the tax deal that the president signed with Mr. McConnell, the Republicans and others. Is there anything that the president can do for them?

    GIBBS: Well, I think the best thing that we can do as a country is to get — get a fragile economy more stable, and one that creates more jobs. I think that’s — that’s why I think, you know, economists said that they would reorient their growth estimates based on the agreement that the president signed. And obviously, the best thing we can do for them is to create an environment where businesses are hiring.

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 7:31am
    Look, we have — what you’ve heard me say on a number of occasions, that one of the great benefits of the agreement was taking the politics out of — out of unemployment insurance. We — we — we have — it’s been a contentious battle just to get unemployment insurance to continue up to 99 weeks. It’s not — it’s not in any way been easy. And this takes the politics out of that throughout 2011 and hopefully we can focus — continue to focus on getting the economy moving again and providing — providing those guys with a helping hand with a job.


  • WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 7:38am

    HR6556 is Dead: 99ers “Scrooged” AGAIN!

    According to the staffers at Rep Bobby Scott’s office, HR6556 is NOT coming out of committee. With HR6556 now dead, seems the 99ers are Scrooged yet AGAIN.


  • davidak 12/21/2010 8:04am

    lotta conflicting stories out there ay was….

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    WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 8:17am


  • Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 8:44am

    they did the same thing right before thanks giving with 3706, they do this just so people will not bug them during their vacation. They do not want people protesting in front of their houses on Christmas. We would have been protesting in front of their homes on thanksgiving had 3706 not been introduced, can they fool us twice?

    Just a game to them.

  • Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 8:48am

    “So, let’s examine Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s bill H.R. 6556 and its realistic chances of gaining any traction in Congress.

    For starters, while a bill can be “announced”, it cannot be “introduced” except when the House of Representatives is in session. The House adjourned for good on Friday Dec 17, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the House back for a very brief meeting on December 21, to amend an earlier bill for the continuation of government funding.

    This leaves very little time to follow the House procedures for a bill, where it would need to be referred to the House and Ways committee for consideration. If by some miracle it managed to pass the committee (over 90% of bills introduced fail), the House rules require the bill stand for 2 days between the time it comes to floor and the time a debate and vote is taken on it. "


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    Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 9:12am

    Nancy could force the issue and refuse to fund the government 6556 is not attached. It is all up to nancy pelosi at this point.

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    Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 9:16am
    • refuse to fund the government 6556 is not attached
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    Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 9:18am
    • refuse to fund the government if 6556 is not attached
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    MaxwellsSilverHammer 12/21/2010 9:18am

    I think the GOP wouldn’t mind the failure to fund the government, Im curious is the black caucus a bipartisan group?

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    Abaratarrr 12/21/2010 9:39am

    on their bylaws they are bipartisan but they will not allow republicans or white people to join, they act as a lobby group withing the democratic party.

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    where 12/21/2010 10:46am

    Interesting George Carlin video


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    davidak 12/21/2010 11:06am

    couldn’t say it better myself…

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    n0bama4me2010 12/21/2010 12:05pm

    that is why when i heard people praising the writers of this i told them it was all a stunt. gullible people everywhere. why not do this extension 11 months ago? seriously think the democrats or black caucus is going to draft a 99er rescue bill 3 days before christmas? BS! i called it and it was BS. everyone should be calling their office saying they got played. oh well. we got nothing to lose with the new congress. obama ried pelosi failed america. they are bad for america. they are bad for 99ers. does anyone doubt it now?

  • WasMiddleClass 12/21/2010 12:32pm

    99er unemployment benefits legislation, H.R. 6556, passage unlikely

    The latest legislative effort to move forward 99er unemployment legislation, H.R. 6556, appears to be at a crossroads. On background, a congressional staffer indicated that Rep. Bobby Scott and rep. Barbara Lee were hoping that their bill would be taken out of committee and voted on before the end of this current congressional session. Unfortunately, while the issue was raised with leadership, there is no guarantee that this legislation will be taken out of committee and moved forward before Congress adjourns for the year.


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