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House Readying for Unemployment Extension Vote

Washington, D.C. (July 19) – The House of Representatives have already placed H.R. 4213 now being referred to by the House as the Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, on the House calendar as Senate action on cloture is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon with, the final vote if passed, to be determined.

As of last vote on the bill, both Senators Collins, and Snowe both Republicans from Maine, supported the measure regarding cloture. At that time, two days after the passing of the honorable Senator Robert Byrd, the bill fell one vote short of passing leading to the Majority Leaders nay vote to keep the measure alive.

C-SPAN reported today that talks regarding the expired Estate Tax were ongoing with possible inclusion in the current bill. The bill H.R. 4213 has been through the ringer and as it stands, exactly which amendments have been added, and what has been removed from the House version is not quite clear at this time.

What is known about the bill is the extension of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act until the end of November remains intact. The bill up for cloture vote will still need to head back to the House for action. As of this time, it would appear no further committee action would be required.

WorldNewsVine has learned from Senate sources, “[sic] it will be only unemployment insurance, then the bill we be sent back to the house where they pass it one more time.”

Millions of unemployed Americans have been living without any assistance for weeks since the Republican Party began a filibuster on the bill stating the entire bill should be offset by existing funds, and not treated as emergency spending.

Other measures being considered by Congress this week; Small Business Loans, Offshore Oil Exploration practices along with a number of smaller unrelated matters to the unemployment extensions.

To date, no positive news to announce regarding the 99er’s, one measure exists in the Senate however, to date the bill has not been introduced hence, not placed on the calendar.

Stay tuned to WorldNewsVine for all the latest action on the unemployment extensions, and make certain to visit us tomorrow afternoon for the breaking story on the cloture vote.

Chief Editor – WorldNewsVine

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  2. Jonathan

    July 19, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I read that even if they do pass the bill that we will not receive the money for four weeks. I hope that Obama is willing and able to pass an executive order, so that we can get at least something in the meantime. But I am not holding my breath. Good luck to all of the unemployed, and this nation… Because we certainly need it.

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    • Editor

      July 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      Who told you that or where did you read that, Jonathan?

      Let me put it to you this way, if either Collins or Snowe changes there mind tomorrow this bill is still stalled….

      The bill has retroactive provisions, and unless your state is having specific “issues” then, IF the Senate passes the bill, and after the House passes the bill and then, President Obama signs the bill, the monies are available immediately…

      There are simply a lot of bogus sources out there, and a lot that are simply doing their best to simply not get caught plagiarizing others articles and posting as their own however, what has been stated in this article is what is known as of 9:10 pm EST via an email from our Senate source….

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      • Joe

        July 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm

        Well thats nic to hear, so i hope you’re right about the funds being available immediately…But i just have this feeling and I hope its wrong, that it will be stalled again

        The reason I say this is because i really dn’t want to get my hopes up, and secondly these politian aren’t human..

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    • Mike

      July 20, 2010 at 12:15 am

      If what I have read is correct, most states have already prepared for this bill to pass so as to not delay checks any longer than necessary. A person earlier today informed me that when the last extension was put through he received missed checks two days later. Of course I can only speculate on this time around but I’d think if it goes according to plan checks could be out by next week.

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    • susan

      July 20, 2010 at 4:35 pm

      This is a bill for millions of Americans have been waiting, and documenting the state of the bill that has been long delayed by the GOP. Thank you to this bill, the federal program of unemployment benefits will be extended until the end of November, the maintenance of the four federal and federal support Unemployment Extension Vote

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  3. Peter

    July 19, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Chief Editor,

    You say in your column story, “To date, no positive news to announce regarding the 99er’s, one measure exists in the Senate however, to date the bill has not been introduced hence, not placed on the calendar.”

    What measure is that? Can I look it up on OpenCongress dot org?

    Also, Did you stafff investigate the 99r bill work of Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas & Congresswomen Shelley Berkley and Dina Titus of Nevada. Your edior yesterday said they would look into this.

    Thanks

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    • Editor

      July 19, 2010 at 10:15 pm

      In chamber
      not in committe
      yes,
      and no

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      • Peter

        July 19, 2010 at 11:15 pm

        Well keep me posted on your findings, please.

        Thanks

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  4. Don

    July 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    The American people will never forget that the Senate went on vacation, July 4th, an American holiday, leaving millions of their fellow Americans high and dry. We won’t forget them in November !

    The born again fiscal Republicans want to give the richest 2% a tax break, which will cost us 678 Billion. So far they haven’t shown us how they indeed paying for it .

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  5. Jeff

    July 19, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Mixed feelings but we bailed out GM…we bailed out AIG, we bailed out “Wall Street”….maybe this time we should bail out AMERICAN’s…call it what every you want, but many a hard working Americans are suffering, so to be honest this is the right thing to do…for once let’s think of our neighbors and not ourselves or “big business”.

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  6. Spyder

    July 19, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    It’s really sad that they do all this talking about people that have been out of work for a few weeks and how they are trying to help them, but they just totally forget about us 99ers in congress. Like I have said before I guess our votes just don’t count. I saw where Mr. Obama walked the three people into the oval office today and one of them was a 99er that had lost his benefits a few weeks ago. I do wonder what he told him. I wish it had been a 99er that had been out of work for months so he could really tell Mr. Obama whats up. He should have been asking him what the hell he is going to do about the 99ers and when, both Democrats and Republicans have turned their backs on the 99ers and stabbed us in our backs. I have paid into this system for 35 years and all I want is my just do. I mean have been paid a lower rate so that unemployment insurance would take care of me in times like this like over 2 million other 99ers. So why can’t we get our money, and why is there none in the fund for us after Clinton left a surplus. Sounds like another Emron we stole your money thing to me. I don’t want a hand out I just want what I paid into this system. Someone please tell me where our money is and pay it to me and the other 99ers, I suspect it’s financing the war.

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    • Jewell

      July 19, 2010 at 11:31 pm

      Someone please tell me where our money is. I would like to know also. My husband left home to work in a strange land almost seven years now. Believe it or not the SUPS are sticking us over there too!! WE are paying these two timing back stabbers for contracts with the government and they hide hazardous equipment from the military when they come searching . Example the contracting staff was to recieve hazardous pay . Proper clothing was sent by gov, hid in warehouse 3 yrs. by ITT Federal to keep from paying the American workers. Greed has taken the place of deciency. So In GOD I TRUST. WE worked for our money . I am 50 yrs old with an incurable health issue ( SLE Lupus ) no one wants us .We are not asking for a hand out as a 99er I can agree whole heartedly that we just want what is ours. I don’t see the gov. sweating the millions of people who pass welfare down through generations as if it were a legacy prepared by a relative.

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  7. Arthur Howard

    July 19, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I happen to catch a bit of Billo The Clown(O’Reilly) and he had Karl Rove on.From what i was hearing they were both ofcourse siding with the Republicans on the unemployment extention.These two guys are both poor excuses for human beings.It is such insult what the Republicans and one turn coat Democrat,Ben Nelson Nebraska,have done holding up unemployment extensions and thay should all be held accountable.Lets just hope Snowe and Collins of Maine keep their support being the steadfast New Enlanders they are!

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    • Editor

      July 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm

      Arthur — I wish you would consider doing a segment for us on WNV regarding those two bozo’s….. your writing skills look great,, and we could use someone that could do commentaries on programs most people (or at least myself) can barely stomach to watch

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  9. Daniel

    July 20, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I am outraged at how this government has turned out. Lets have tax cuts for rich because “they pay for themselves…they don’t add to the deficit”. No…it does add to the deficit! George W. wanted tax hikes and was sure that it paid for itself although his father, when he was in office, said that in fact tax cuts would increase a deficit and are “voodoo politics”. Unemployment almost completely pays for itself. You give money to the unemployed that is taxed, which they in turn will spend at merchants and retailers that will again be taxed also helping businesses. When you leave these people with nothing you are talking about 2-3 million people that are not contributing anything to the economy. The humane side says help those that have been stepped on and left high and dry at no fault of theirs.
    Another issue to me is the fact that most unemployed do not want to receive unemployment, but good jobs. If the government is concerned about not helping those that are lazy make some good paying jobs for the unemployed. I mean lets break this down…there are 6 unemployed seeking 1 job. But whats also not added into that equation are the employed looking for other employment as well. And being out of work for a long period of time (even before all of this) does not look good to employers (although a bill was passed to provide tax cuts for hiring the unemployed). So I apply to a job and statistically 6 other unemployed are applying for that same job (mind you that is just a ratio it could be 15 or 20 applying besides me) but there are other people who are already working that are looking for other employment. So it looks like for most a snowballs chance. Its not lazy its inevitable at the moment. Many people don’t even realize that the government passed a law to give tax breaks to companies that hire the unemployed but it doesn’t look like much of an incentive for businesses.
    I feel very sympathetic to the people of Haiti and the things that they had to endure but what kind of country jumps to help others but not their own? Lets continue to fund a war that continues to take lives and seems to have no end also in a place that we aren’t even wanted. We immediately jump for other countries but historically speaking when has another country ever jumped to help the United States. Did other countries move in to help during the Katrina disaster? We have got to think of those that make this country first then see what we can do for others.

    Daniel

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    • Mark

      July 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

      Very well said…very informative. Looks like the work of a journalist. If you are unemployed you should look into writing for someone…thanks for view, Daniel.

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  10. Mark

    July 20, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I have been following this very closely myself, and was under the impression that the states are ready to start sending out payments as soon as the bill is signed. Now that remains to be seen.

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  11. Denver

    July 20, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Is there any assistance, in this Bill, for the exhaustees; those whose benefits expired after 73 or 99 weeks? Many 10s of thousands are going to be moving to shelters soon. Myself among them.

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  12. vi

    July 20, 2010 at 11:55 am

    The 7 million people that are called the 99ers this bill does not help..Why does the president act concerened for the people when there was no talk about helping these 7 million people that still won’t get help from the congress..the economy still is not going to get any better and when november comes the economy is going to be ten times worse then now…

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    • T. Cahill

      July 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      The President is the Executive branch of the government. Congress is our legislative branch. Congress makes the “rules” and the executive and judical branches act as balancing platforms. So while the President has been admonishing Congress for its lack of quicker action, he is not personally responsible for the hold up. You can put that firmly into the GOP party of no’s corner. The House itself seems better balanced (from my point of view), while the Senate in-fights. At its worst, the Senate appears (yes from the slanted Right) to think we all live in the kinds of lives they do – basically a lap of luxury to many millions at the moment. There is talk about a Tier V and the 99ers, however, if you’ve been following the whole H.R. 4213 process, you know that from the start, 99ers were never a part of the package. This bill is designed to ensure those currently within the process get what the 99ers already did, their full 99 week benefits.

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  13. Winston Court

    July 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Look, it is simple. Business and jobs are now overseas. There is an abundance of 3rd world labor here. The rich powerful and well connected will have first dibs on any decent jobs. Your chance of getting a decent paying and desirable job has fallen to about zero.

    If we don’t place ultra-high tariffs on imported goods and kick out illegal aliens, along with placing a very low cap on legal immigration, we are doomed. It is in the cards, read ‘em and weep! An extension of time, a block of more weeks of job-benefit-welfare, is simply pointless! Don’t allow yourself to go from a Proud American Worker to a deplorable welfare recipient! It is going to take everything we have got, to insure every American has a decent job!

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    • BEN

      July 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm

      winstonUNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION IS NOT WELFARE,YOU HAVE TO HAVE HAD A JOB TO GET IT.MOST OF US HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR 20 OR 30 YEARS PAYING TAXES UNTIL YOU AND YOUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS OUT SOURCED OUR JOBS AND RUIND OUR ECONOMY.
      VOTE DEMOCTRAT

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