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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]