Unemployment Compensation Act

Democratic members from both houses of Congress participated in a news conference in support of the unemployment compensation act, which was… read more

Democratic members from both houses of Congress participated in a news conference in support of the unemployment compensation act, which was passed by both houses and is awaiting the president’s signature or veto. The unemployment legislation would extend unemployment benefits up to 20 additional weeks for unemployed workers in areas of the country hit hardest by the recession. President Bush blocked the enactment of similar legislation in August by refusing to declare an emergency, which would have been necessary for the release of the funds under the 1990 budget act. Under the bill recently submitted to the president, the president would have to veto the bill in order to prevent the extension of benefits. Congressional Democratic leaders urged the president to sign the legislation due to the urgent need of Americans for the money; the president had previously stated his opposition to legislation which increased the deficit. close

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Unemployment Compensation Act

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Program ID:
21907-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
Congressional News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 09, 1991 | 9:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Oct 10, 1991 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Oct 09, 1991 | 9:45am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 09, 1991 | 8:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 10, 1991 | 6:25am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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