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Old 10-08-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Senate Democrats Reach Deal On Extending Benefits - cbs4denver.com (http://cbs4denver.com/wireappolitics/Senate.Democrats.agree.2.1236327.html - broken link)

Oct 8, 2009 2:02 pm US/Mountain
Senate Democrats Reach Deal On Extending Benefits

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) ― Senate Democrats have reached a deal to extend unemployment insurance benefits to workers in every state who are in danger of seeing their benefits run dry in the coming weeks.

The agreement would give an additional 14 weeks of benefits to jobless workers in all 50 states. Workers in states with an unemployment rate at 8.5 percent or above would receive six weeks on top of that.

The House last month approved legislation that gives 13 weeks of extended benefits, but only in those 27 states that have unemployment rates of at least 8.5 percent.


(© 2009 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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Old 10-08-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Thumbs up here's another ya'll

Senate Democrats unveil jobless benefits extension | Markets | Markets News | Reuters

Senate Democrats unveil jobless benefits extension
Thu Oct 8, 2009 4:04pm EDT

Unemployment benefits for those unable to find work would be extended by up to 14 weeks in all 50 U.S. states under a bill introduced by prominent Senate Democrats on Thursday.
Jobless workers in states where the unemployment rate is above 8.5 percent would also get an additional six weeks of benefits under the measure, which is backed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, among others






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Oct 8, 2009 2:02 pm US/Mountain
Senate Democrats Reach Deal On Extending Benefits

JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) ― Senate Democrats have reached a deal to extend unemployment insurance benefits to workers in every state who are in danger of seeing their benefits run dry in the coming weeks.

The agreement would give an additional 14 weeks of benefits to jobless workers in all 50 states. Workers in states with an unemployment rate at 8.5 percent or above would receive six weeks on top of that.

The House last month approved legislation that gives 13 weeks of extended benefits, but only in those 27 states that have unemployment rates of at least 8.5 percent.


(© 2009 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Senate Democrats reach deal on extending benefits - Politics AP - MiamiHerald.com (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1273089.html - broken link)

By JIM ABRAMS
Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have reached a deal to extend unemployment insurance benefits to workers in every state who are in danger of seeing their benefits run dry in the coming weeks.

The agreement would give an additional 14 weeks of benefits to jobless workers in all 50 states. Workers in states with an unemployment rate at 8.5 percent or above would receive six weeks on top of that.

The House last month approved legislation that gives 13 weeks of extended benefits, but only in those 27 states that have unemployment rates of at least 8.5 percent.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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dare we hope it goes to a vote tonight??? it only needs 51 to pass



Reid, Baucus, Reed, Shaheen Introduce Comprehensive Funding Proposal for Unemployment Insurance

Senate Democrats unveil new unemployment insurance expansion - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room


Senate Democrats unveil new unemployment insurance expansion


By Tony Romm - 10/08/09 03:59 PM ET
Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced a bill that would extend unemployment insurance benefits by 14 weeks at most for jobless Americans in every state.
The new effort, spearheaded by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) -- ends weeks of bickering among Democrats over how long the extension would last and who would be eligible for it.

“Chairman Baucus and I worked with our colleagues Senators Reed and Shaheen for the last two weeks to broker an agreement that provides critical assistance to unemployed workers across the nation,” Reid said Thursday in a statement. “This agreement recognizes the need to extend unemployment benefits for workers in every state whose unemployment benefits have run out or will do so in the next several weeks.
Under the new proposal, jobless Americans about to run out of benefits would receive up to 14 additional weeks of unemployment insurance, and those without work in states with unemployment rates exceeding 8.5 percent would receive another six weeks on top of that. Both expansions are paid for in full by an extension of the Federal Unemployment Tax -- a yearly fee employers pay -- until 2011, the four lawmakers indicated.

Ultimately, the compromise addresses concerns among Democrats in states with unemployment rates below the threshold, who argued that the original bill, which passed the House, deprived their constituencies of much-needed help.
“This is good news for jobless workers in New Hampshire and all across the country who want to get back to work, but face a job market where there are six unemployed workers for every job opening,” said Shaheen, one of the original bill's most vocal critics. “Unemployed workers use these benefits to buy essentials and pay the bills. Extending unemployment benefits is one of the most effective actions we can take to stimulate the economy."
Although the revised bill is likely to garner significantly more Senate support than its predecessor, it will have to be reconciled with the House's version prior to reaching the president's desk.

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Old 10-08-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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does anyone have any clue to when we may see some money if this does go through
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Found this-on H.R.3756
Although this BIll is still not up on Thomas site according to this news release-here is what is in the Bill:
Congressman Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Extend Unemployment Benefits to 25,000 in Iowa
10/8/2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 8, 2009



Legislation Amends Previous Bill that Excluded Iowa

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) introduced legislation to extend unemployment benefits in Iowa after the U.S. House passed a bill that did not benefit Iowa workers. Earlier this month, the U.S. House passed H.R. 3548, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act, which only applied to states with unemployment rates of 8.5% or higher. H.R. 3548 excluded several states, including Iowa.

“My first priority is to represent Iowa, and right now too many Iowa families are struggling,” said Congressman Loebsack. “That is why I introduced a bill that will extend unemployment benefits for more Iowans. Our unemployed are facing bills they can’t pay, they are struggling to keep their homes, and they are trying avoid bankruptcy – they need our help while they are looking for a job.”

The legislation, H.R. 3756, introduced with Congressman Peter Welch (VT), Congressman Paul Hodes (NH) and Congressman Tom Perriello (VA) will extend unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks to states currently receiving unemployment compensation under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. This will greatly impact Iowa, which has an unemployment rate of 6.8%. In Iowa, it is estimated that this legislation will help an additional 25,000.

Notice the lack of trigger BUT it isn't the Bill so who knows.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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does anyone have any clue to when we may see some money if this does go through
Looks like the House will have to approve and then vote-give it back to the Senate who will then vote if there are no changes and then to President to sign. I am not the expert with all this-I believe DianeParker is the one to ask as she has a really good grasp of all this. But, to me it looks like we will still be waiting.
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Old 10-08-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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Progress though! Nice finds Ginamae!! Gold Star for you today!
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