Our Only Hope: H.R.6556 (14 weeks added to Tier I)

Posted on January 23, 2011 by


Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)

The only prospect of any assistance for 99ers is with the H.R.6556 bill originally introduced at the end of the lame duck session on December 17, 2010 by Representative Barbara Lee D-CA .

This bill is also known as the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act To provide for the further temporary extension of the emergency unemployment compensation program. It would add 14 weeks to Tier I of federal extended unemployment benefits and make the extra weeks available retroactively to people who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unemployed.

This bill is co-Sponsored by:
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3]
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14]
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23]
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2]

To support this bill, please contact Representative Barbara Lee’s office at

2444 Rayburn House Office Building,
Washington D.C., 20515
Phone: 202-225-2661
Fax: 202-225-9817
Web Site:  http://lee.house.gov/index.html