New Unemployment Extension Bill Introduced by Black Caucus

December 22, 2010  |  
(Associated Content) — The Obama Compromise Bill may have passed without their approval and their proposed amendment for a provision regarding 99ers, but at least two members of the Congressional Black Caucus are doing something that might ultimately help those long-term unemployed workers who have exhausted all regular unemployment benefits and extensions available to them.  Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced bill H.R.6556, the “Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010,” into the House of Representatives Saturday. But unlike other unemployment extension measures, instead of adding a Tier 5 to the existing unemployment benefits extension Tier system, Lee and Scott’s proposal calls for extending the first Tier.

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