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senate Bill S. 1747

Extending Emergency Unemployment Compensation Through 2014 (Senate)

Argument in favor

Keeps 2.5 million people above the poverty line.

Argument opposed

Costs taxpayers more than 25 billion dollars.

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedNovember 20th, 2013

What is Senate Bill S. 1747?

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 Senate Bill S. 1747

$25.70 Billion
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3546 would increase direct spending by $25.7 billion over the 2014-2015 period.

More Information


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.  

Of Note:

-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. 


Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2013

Official Title

A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.

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