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house Bill H.R. 1759

Should Re-Employment Services be Available to All Unemployed Persons?

Argument in favor

All people who want help finding a new job should be able to access it, especially when they’re already unemployed. It shouldn’t be up to the government to decide who needs re-employment assistance, and who should be left to their own devices to find a new job.

IllWill's Opinion
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04/08/2019
If right-wingers want people who are out of work to find a job then they should have no problem with this bill. These kinds of programs should be available to every unemployed person. Finding another job can be very difficult and the least that the government can do is offer these services to everybody who may be having trouble finding work.
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NoHedges's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Reemployment and comprehensive health service (to include mental health services.) Let’s restore our dwindling national workforce pool before it is too late. And don’t forget about a living wage.
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Ben's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Seems like this would have broad bipartisan support, you know this whole putting people to work stuff. Let’s look and see who’s already being served and what can be improved. Honestly, we need to look at underemployment, too. Yes, there are jobs there, but what do they really pay? Can you live on the wages or is it just spending money? It’s not like the corporate giveaway that was called a tax cut has done any good. Something still ain’t quite right and there needs to be a way to get people back to work making a living wage.
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Argument opposed

Expanding the eligibility criteria for unemployed persons to access re-employment services will add further strain to underresouced state unemployment agencies. Additionally, not all unemployed persons need help getting new jobs, so giving them access to these services is an unnecessary expenditure.

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04/08/2019
Nothing in the constitution authorizes this! Stop stealing our money and then using it to bribe and manipulate the people and the states its was stolen from. Cut taxes! Cut government programs! We don’t need greedy government bureaucrats stealing our money and acting like they are helping anything by giving back what was taken.
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John's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Once again I’m sounding like a broken record but isn’t t this handled at the state level. Isn’t this done when someone fills out the paperwork for unemployment? Now maybe people don’t want just any job but when push comes to shove work is work and food on the table is food on the table. All work is honorable.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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04/08/2019
Work is out there, you may have to move but it is out there. Biggest thing now is most folks can not pass the drug test, or they really don’t want to work.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed April 9th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 393 Yea / 24 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMarch 14th, 2019

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    If right-wingers want people who are out of work to find a job then they should have no problem with this bill. These kinds of programs should be available to every unemployed person. Finding another job can be very difficult and the least that the government can do is offer these services to everybody who may be having trouble finding work.
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    Nothing in the constitution authorizes this! Stop stealing our money and then using it to bribe and manipulate the people and the states its was stolen from. Cut taxes! Cut government programs! We don’t need greedy government bureaucrats stealing our money and acting like they are helping anything by giving back what was taken.
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    Reemployment and comprehensive health service (to include mental health services.) Let’s restore our dwindling national workforce pool before it is too late. And don’t forget about a living wage.
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    No federal budget impact. Go for it.
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    Seems like this would have broad bipartisan support, you know this whole putting people to work stuff. Let’s look and see who’s already being served and what can be improved. Honestly, we need to look at underemployment, too. Yes, there are jobs there, but what do they really pay? Can you live on the wages or is it just spending money? It’s not like the corporate giveaway that was called a tax cut has done any good. Something still ain’t quite right and there needs to be a way to get people back to work making a living wage.
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    When I became disabled, my job sent me home and said I was too sick to work. No problem, I'll get better soon and will just get unemployment in the meantime right? Wrong. If you're sick/disabled you don't qualify for unemployment. Uh, if I wasn't sick, I WOULDN'T NEED IT! I had to fight for months and months to get it. That's a stupid rule and needs to be changed. There needs to be some sort of assistance available for people that aren't allowed to work but, don't get disability yet. How are people supposed to live? Especially with astronomical medical bills every month. I've now been waiting over three years to get better or get disability and neither has happened. I even went to an unemployment agency for disabled people and they laughed in my face and said we have nothing for you, you need to go home and try to get better. Even though I'm bed bound, the non-medical people at the SSA reviewing my case keep saying I can work! Ok, then WHERE? No one will hire me, not even the SSA. Yes, I applied. So, unless you can help me find a job I can do from my bed then give me my disability! They say I can learn new skills. Ok I'm all ears! What skills can I learn from my bed and then go do? Plumber? Brain surgeon? I mean you can learn damn near anything on YouTube but... If someone would help me find something I could do, I would gladly do it! I can't stand dealing with the SSA and the tiny pittance I'll get from them if I ever do get approved comes with too many strings attached. Working is important. It's good for your mental health and well-being. Trust me. I don't want a handout, I'd like a hand up!
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    Once again I’m sounding like a broken record but isn’t t this handled at the state level. Isn’t this done when someone fills out the paperwork for unemployment? Now maybe people don’t want just any job but when push comes to shove work is work and food on the table is food on the table. All work is honorable.
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    Work is out there, you may have to move but it is out there. Biggest thing now is most folks can not pass the drug test, or they really don’t want to work.
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    Better to help people than to waste money on a ridiculous “Space Force”.
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    There’s no additional cost and the economy does better when eligible workers can work. This shouldn’t be a controversial bill.
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    Re-employment education should be available to all who want and need it. Hilary suggested this in WVa and took a lot of scruff for suggesting it. We all need to realize we can’t stop progress and if we try, we move our country backwards and other countries will take our place in the future world economy leadership.
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    Yes to re employment services
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    You want people to work and get off assistance programs and this would be a good start. Some people are fired or laid off simply because a manager doesn’t get along with them or closing of a business. There needs to be avenues to help these people find productive work to keep the taxpayers from footing their support
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    Again we are seeing another Democratic “Tax & Spend” Pipe dream. Sadly the Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) introduced bill to give states more flexibility in administering existing unemployment benefits to help more Americans re-enter the workforce and find good-paying jobs, is nothing more than taking Federal Taxpayers funds, to support activities which should be funded by state, fundings. SneakyPete..... 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻. 4*8*19.....
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    Re-employment services should be generally available, not dolled out to a select few.
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    If somebody wants to work, they should be able to get help to do that. Workforce Centers are already in place, at least they are in Minnesota.
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    This is not the job of the federal government.
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    First, if someone "doesn't need" these services, then they won't use them, so it won't cost money. Second, having a large number of unemployed people probably costs more than this program. Third, the job market is changing and people might be out of a job because they were replaced by technology. We need to help people develop marketable skills.
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    In NY, public employment services are available to anyone, not only folks looking for a job, but folks looking for a better job. I just assumed it was that way everywhere. Learn something new every day.
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    No brainer.
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