House will take up unemployment benefits extension Thursday
By Vicki Needham, The Hill.com — Nov 17, 2010
The House has put a bill on Thursday’s floor schedule that would extend emergency unemployment benefits for three months, according to the schedule released Wednesday night by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
House Ways and Means Chairman Sander Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, introduced the bill today that would extend federal benefits — up to 99 weeks in some states for those who have exhausted their state unemployment insurance — through Feb. 28.
The measure is on the suspension calendar and will require two-thirds vote to pass.
A 3 Months extension, on that precarious lifeline, for Millions.
Just a 2/3 Vote needed.
Good luck, folks, looks like you could be “On your Own” — given the priorities of Congress, lately.