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KATHLEEN PENDER
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THURSDAY JULY,15,2010

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Senate set to vote on extended unemployment benefits Tuesday


The Senate is expected to vote on a bill to restore extended unemployment benefits on Tuesday, shortly after a successor to the late Sen. Robert Byrd is sworn in.

Byrd's replacement is expected to give the Senate the 60th vote needed to pass a bill that would continue extended benefits through Nov. 30. The House passed an extension on July 1, but the Senate, without Byrd, fell one vote short.

Until recently, people who exhausted their regular state unemployment benefits (up to 26 weeks) could then receive up to 73 weeks of federally funded benefits, for a total of 99 weeks in high-unemployment states including California. The federal benefits come in four successive tiers ranging from six to 20 weeks, followed by a 20-week extension with special rules known in California as Fed-Ed.

Federal funding for all extended benefits expired at the end of May. Since then, people who were already receiving one of the four tiers could finish it up but could not move on to the next tier. However, people receiving Fed-Ed had their payments cut off almost immediately. The California Employment Development Department estimates that as of June 28, more than 260,000 Californians had their federal benefits cut short. The National Employment Law Project puts the number in California at 429,500.

The bill passed by the House, H.R. 5618, would restore extended benefits retroactively to when they expired and continue them through Nov. 30.

It would not, however, restore two other federal benefits that also expired around the end of May: the $25 increase in weekly unemployment checks and the 65 percent subsidy for Cobra health insurance premiums.

Nor would it provide additional benefits to people who have already received 99 weeks or the maximum allowed in their state. That maximum, which varies depending on the state's unemployment rate, ranges from 60 weeks in two states to 99 weeks in 20 states, according to NELP.

Senators have not seen the bill they will be voting on next week but it is expected to be similar to the House bill and the one narrowly rejected by the Senate, a source in Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office says.

As an "emergency" measure, the extended benefits would not have to be paid for with tax increases or spending cuts. The bill bogged down in the Senate because Republicans wanted to pay for the roughly $34 billion cost with unused stimulus money. Democrats argued that would take money from other projects.

Ben Nelson of Nebraska, which has relatively low unemployment, was the only Democratic Senator who voted against the bill. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, both of Maine, were the only Republicans who voted for it.

West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin, a Democrat like Byrd was, said he will name Byrd's successor Friday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said today that the new Senator will be sworn in Tuesday afternoon and that a procedural vote on the unemployment bill will follow. The new senator is expected to give the bill the filibuster-proof 60 votes needed to begin moving it to President Obama.



How hard is it to find a job these days? Check out my column from today's Chronicle.





Posted By: Kathleen Pender (Email) | July 15 2010 at 05:43 PM

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/pender/detail?&entry_id=67999#ixzz0t



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