H.R. 3346: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

On November 3, Reps. Lloyd Doggett and Sandy Levin introduced H.R. 3346: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act.  Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Extended Benefits are set to expire at the end of the year. With 6.2 million Americans who have been unemployed longer than 26 weeks, an extension of emergency and extended benefits is vital to helping millions of American families as they recover from the worst recession in 80 years. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that extending the programs through next year would create $70 billion in economic activity and a 0.4% increase in GDP.  The only unemployment insurance legislation Republicans have moved this year is a bill passed through Ways and Means that would end – not continue – the federal guaranteed unemployment insurance. The following fact sheets provide details about how the program helps millions of Americans affected by the recession.
 
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            Learn more about co-sponsors and read the bill here.
 
            Includes a section by section guide to the legislation
 
            Learn more about what’s at stake if Unemployment Benefits are allowed to expire.
 
A guide to how cutting Unemployment Benefits hurts in each state.