http://democrats.waysandmeans.house.gov/press/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=11944Ways and Means Committee Democrats this month unveiled the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (H.R. 3346), legislation to extend federal unemployment insurance programs through 2012. The federal programs begin to expire in six weeks, and by early February more than two million Americans will be cut off unemployment insurance. Congress has never allowed federal unemployment insurance to expire with the unemployment rate as high as it stands today, at 9 percent.
H.R. 3346 was introduced by Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX).
Among the many organizations that have endorsed the legislation: AFL-CIO, AFSCME,¬ Building and Construction Trades Department, CLASP, Economic Policy Institute, Interfaith Worker Justice, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, MomsRising, National Employment Law Project, National Women’s Law Center, Service Employees International Union, UAW International Union, USAction, Working America.
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