Bill for 99ers Being Introduced

Posted on February 7, 2011 by



Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Congresswoman Barbara Lee

It’s official, Representatives Barbara Lee And Bobby Scott will be introducing a bill to provide benefits to 99ers. All available details can be found at Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s official website.


Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Bobby Scott will join Gregg Rosen of the American 99ers Union and Dr. Heidi Shierholz of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) to introduce The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act, legislation to extend emergency benefits to long-term unemployed workers. Many of these long-term unemployed workers, known as 99ers, have exhausted their benefits and need this assistance to support their families, make ends meet and contribute to our economy. The bill would provide 14 weeks of emergency unemployment benefits to people who have exhausted all their benefits and are still unemployed.

Press Conference will be on Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 9:45 a.m.