Unemployment benefits?

I heard that there has been either an additional 20 weeks or 13 weeks being debated for an extension of UC. Everything I read in news articles says that it is still being debated. Does anyone know what is going on as far as that is concerned?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    October 24 Update: Reports indicate that unemployment legislation will be on the agenda for the Senate next week, but there is no timeline for a vote on legislation that would extend unemployment benefits for the 2 million workers who are running out of unemployment. This week, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senators Reed (D-RI), Shaheen (D-NH), Schumer (D-NY), Stabenow (D-MI), Menendez (D-NJ), Cardin (D-MD), Brown (D-OH), Casey (D-PA), Webb (D-VA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kaufman (D-DE), Franken (D-MN) and Kirk (D-MA) called for the immediate passage of legislation that will extend unemployment insurance for the nearly 2 million Americans who will exhaust their benefits by the end of the year.

    The pending legislation would extend unemployment insurance by up to 14 additional weeks for jobless workers in all states and up to 20 weeks in states with unemployment levels at or above 8.5%.

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