HR 6556 to be Reintroduced this Week

Posted on February 6, 2011 by


Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Bobby Scott

Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Bobby Scott

Huffington Post’s Michael Thornton wrote that Rep. Barbara Lee will be reintroducing The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act (HR 6556) next week.  This bill would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott  (D-VA.) will hold a press conference to announce the reintroduction of the bill on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

This extension will be paid for under The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008 and the 14 week extension will be attached to the first tier extension that was created under the Bush Administration. Adding the benefits to an existing tier will make all 99ers eligible.

If interested in appearing at the Washington D.C. Press Conference as a 99er on behalf of the American 99ers Union, leave a message for members Gregg Rosen and Mike White at 202-579-9377.

To help with transportation funds for a 99er appearing at the Washington D.C. Press Conference, contact Mike Thornton at

To support this bill, phone your representatives and make them aware of the efforts of their colleagues Barbara Lee and Bobby Scott, ask them to co-sponsor this bill and urge them to pass legislation in support of the 99ers.

You can also contact Rep. Barbara Lee at:

Representative Barbara Lee
2444 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington D.C., 20515
Phone: 202-225-2661
Fax: 202-225-9817
Web Site: