- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house has not voted
Committee on Transportation and InfrastructureCommittee on Ways and MeansIntroducedNovember 20th, 2013
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What is House Bill H.R. 3546?
This bill would extend emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) through the end of 2014. EUC benefits expired on December 28, 2013.
The bill impacts the more than 2 million Americans who have lost their EUC benefits since the end of 2013.
Cost of House Bill H.R. 3546
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3546 would increase direct spending by $25.7 billion over the 2014-2015 period.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that by the end of June 2014, 285,000 veterans will lose long-term unemployment benefits. 1 out of every 10 people who receive such benefits is a veteran.
-A recent proposal would revive the benefits in question for five months but not install them retroactively. This proposal would cost taxpayers roughly $10 billion.