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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 Another 2 Cosponsors

March 10, 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 3/9/11, two more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 74 cosponsors (see complete list here) – but […]

99er Frequently Asked Questions Answered

March 9, 2011 by

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Here are just a few of the many questions frequently asked about 99ers.  If there are questions/answers that you feel should be included in this FAQ, please feel free to add them as comments below. Why don’t 99ers stop “whining” and just get a job? There are over 13 million unemployed Americans desperately searching for […]

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 Still Alive and Gaining Support

February 17, 2011 by

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According to a statement posted on American 99ers Union on 2/17/11 H.R.589 is still very much alive and gaining support: In the early morning hours, Rep. Barbara Lee did attepmt to attach H.R.589 to the Fiscal Year 2011 Continuing Budget Resolution. This was disallowed (it should be noted that this method is commonly used and has succeeded […]

How to Help 99ers and Get H.R.589 Passed

February 15, 2011 by

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H.R.589, the legislation that Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.) introduced that provides additional weeks of unemployment insurance benefits for 99ers, needs to gain additional support  to convince Republican leaders in the House – House Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy –  to bring it to the House floor and allow  it to be voted […]

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 […]