The American 99ers Union, a coalition of 19 advocacy groups and individuals, was contacted by the office of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on January 13th, with respect to the reintroduction of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act (HR 6556). A press conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on the morning of Wednesday, February 9th, announcing the reintroduction of the bill, which provides 14 more weeks of unemployment compensation to 99ers and other benefit exhaustees as an extension of Tier 1. Below are two important points about the bill:
This extension will be paid for under The Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2008.
The 14-week extension will be attached to the first tier extension that was created under the Bush Administration. In doing so all 99ers would be included, as there are no individual state “triggers” like those found in the fourth tier extension.
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