Monday, April 26, 2010

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich) Vows To Pass HR 4213 Before Memorial Day

According to public records available from the House Ways & Means Committee, the Representative from Michigan's 12th District has released the following statement: 

“Chairman Levin has stated that he will continue working with the Senate to complete work on H.R. 4213 by Memorial Day to ensure the benefits included are available to families and businesses, particularly those benefits directed to workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. We are committed to, and working toward, passing a longer-term extension of unemployment benefits as included in H.R. 4213.”

H.R. 4213 (American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010) will extend the dates for the existing tiers currently approved by Congress (if your state meets the eligibility requirements).

This bill has already passed the House and Senate and is awaiting reconciliation before the President can sign the bill into law.  As most unemployed may know, the debate continues in Washington on how to pay for these extensions and there have been reports that there will be another spectacle before the passage of this bill. 

In it's current form, this bill DOES NOT offer an extension of weeks or the creation of a Tier 5 for those who have exhausted the maximum approved benefit amount.

Political activism from those seeking a Tier 5 unemployment extension will continue.  Please visit the JoblessUnite website for details on the "Resume Fax Attack" and "On The Record" Campaigns.  On April 30, 2010 and May 3, 2010 those who wish to participate will be faxing their resumes to Congress with the "M-A-Y-D-A-Y S-O-S" message on the very front of their resumes.
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