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DETAIL FOR 2010 House ROLL CALL VOTE 398
Vote Date: 29-Jun-2010
Yeas: 261, Nays: 155
Extension of Long-Term Unemployment Insurance (H.R. 5618).
At the end of June, more than 7 million long-term unemployed workers had been jobless for six months or more and 1.2 million workers lost their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits after Senate Republicans blocked legislation to continue the long-term benefits program and forced it to expire on May 31. In an attempt to jump-start the program, House leaders offered a bill to extend the long-term UI program through Nov. 30 on the suspension calendar. A two-thirds majority is required to pass a bill on suspension. The bill failed.
Americans for Democratic Action
H.R. 5618 - Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act.
Made necessary by the failure of the Senate to act earlier, this second attempt would extend benefits through November 30, 2010. In the absence of an extension, benefits for the unemployed were running out at a rate of about 200,000 per week. Failed under suspension rules requiring two-thirds majority.
The International Association of Machinists
Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act.
H.R. 5618, to continue Federal unemployment programs.
Citizens Against Government Waste
HR 5618: Unemployment Benefits Extension - Passage.
Levin D-Mich. motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would extend through Nov. 30 2010 and make retroactive to June 2 eligibility for unemployment insurance for laid-off workers and 100 percent federal funding for extended jobless benefits. States could not reduce their regular unemployment compensation programs below June 2 levels to be eligible for the funding.
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