H.R.589 Gained Another 2 Cosponsors

Posted on March 10, 2011 by


Reps. Baldwin (D-WI) and Waxman (D-CA)

Reps. Baldwin (D-WI) and Waxman (D-CA)

H.R.589, the new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee(CA-9) called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1.

As of 3/9/11, two more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 74 cosponsors (see complete list here) – but none of them Republican.


Rep. Baldwin [D-WI2]: New cosponsor.
Rep. Waxman [D-CA30]: New cosponsor.

H.R.589 is currently in the House Committee on Ways and Means, the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee.

Until Republicans support and cosponsor this bill, H.R.589 stands little chance of being brought to the floor by Republican House leaders for a vote.

The only House Committee on Ways and Means members currently cosponsoring the bill are Democrats Lewis, John (GA-5), McDermott, Jim (WA-7), Rangel, Charles B. (NY-15) and Stark, Fortney (Pete) (CA-13).

Committee on Ways and Means
Dave Camp, MI, Chairman
Wally Herger, CA
Sam Johnson, TX
Kevin Brady, TX
Paul Ryan, WI
Devin Nunes, CA
Pat Tiberi, OH
Geoff Davis, KY
Dave G. Reichert, WA
Charles W. Boustany Jr., LA
Dean Heller, NV
Peter J. Roskam, IL
Jim Gerlach, PA
Tom Price, GA
Vern Buchanan, FL
Adrian Smith, NE
Aaron Schock, IL
Lynn Jenkins, KS
Erik Paulsen, MN
Rick Berg, ND
Diane Black, TN


Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43]
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2]
Rep. Karen Bass [D, CA-33]
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2]
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1]
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3]
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1]
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7]
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11]
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32]
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11]
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5]
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9]
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14]
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7]
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7]
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3]
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14]
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4]
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5]
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17]
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17]
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2]
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51]
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11]
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9]
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7]
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4]
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23]
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22]
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2]
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15]
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2]
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18]
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30]
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] 
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9]
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5]
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2]
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2]
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14]
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7]
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6]
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7]
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4]
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8]
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38]
Del. Eleanor Norton [D, DC-0]
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1]
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6]
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10]
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1]
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15]
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37]
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34]
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1]
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39]
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9]
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3]
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16]
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13]
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13]
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2]
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10]
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12]
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35]
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12]
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30]
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3]