Unemployment Bill Debate

In an excerpt from the House floor, members debated the rule for the latest unemployment bill, known as H.R. 3575, The Federal Supplemental Compensation Act.… read more

In an excerpt from the House floor, members debated the rule for the latest unemployment bill, known as H.R. 3575, The Federal Supplemental Compensation Act. The measure provides 13 to 20 additional weeks of unemployment benefits, depending on each state’s individual unemployment rate. This $5.2 billion package would help up to three million Americans who have exhausted their unemployment benefits. The bill represents a compromise between House Democratic leaders and Republican leaders in the Bush administration. It is actually the third unemployment bill drawn up since summer. President Bush vetoed the first two. This new bill is considered “budget-neutral,” in that funds would not come directly from the budget, but rather from additional revenues. Tax collections from upper-income Americans would be accelerated as would collections from those delinquent in re-paying school and other government loans. close

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Unemployment Bill Debate

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Program ID:
22712-1
Category:
House Highlight
Format:
House Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 14, 1991 | 8:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 17, 1991 | 3:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Nov 14, 1991 | 8:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 15, 1991 | 1:39am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 17, 1991 | 11:39am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 17, 1991 | 3:04pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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