H.R.589: New Bill to Help 99ers

Posted on February 10, 2011 by

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Rep. Barbara Lee

The new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-9) is called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 to amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes (H.R.589).  This bill would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1.

As of 2/17/11, H.R.589 had 67 co-sponsors – none of them Republican. Until Republicans join the effort and agree to co-sponsor this bill, it stands little chance of passing. Without additional support, Republican leaders in the House will not bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

The latest information on bill H.R.589 can be found at the OpenCongress.org.

BILL SUMMARY:

H.R.589 : To amend title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to provide for additional weeks of first-tier emergency unemployment compensation, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 2/9/2011)      Cosponsors (67)
Committees: House Ways and Means
Latest Major Action: 2/9/2011 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

COSPONSORS(67)

House and Senate representatives contact information can be found at the CongressMerge database.

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