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H.R.589 Gained Another 4 Cosponsors

March 30, 2011 by

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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 2011 would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1. As of 3/29/11, four more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 78 cosponsors (see complete list below) – […]

H.R.589 Gained 5 More Cosponsors

March 3, 2011 by

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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 3/3/11, five more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 72 cosponsors (see complete list here) – but […]

H.R.589: New Bill to Help 99ers

February 10, 2011 by

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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 […]

Video: Lee & Scott Press Conference

February 9, 2011 by

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Video from this morning’s press conference of Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) introducing legislation for 99ers. Lee urged House Speaker John Boehner to consider the plight of the unemployed and bring this bill to a floor vote as soon as possible. More footage of this press conference can be […]

Bill for 99ers Being Introduced

February 7, 2011 by

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  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 […]

HR 6556 to be Reintroduced this Week

February 6, 2011 by

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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 […]

Rep. Lee: We Must Provide Relief to 99ers

January 28, 2011 by

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee will soon be reintroducing legislation to provide an additional fourteen weeks of unemployment compensation for individuals who have exhausted their benefits. On January 25, 2011, she released a statement following President Barack Obama´s State of the Union address to Congress. President Obama addressed the critical issues facing our nation by focusing on […]