Extends emergency unemployment insurance benefits for five months and provides retroactive payments to those who would have received benefits after the program expired in December 2013.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not votedIntroducedMarch 24th, 2014
What is Senate Bill S. 2149?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 2149
-A recent report released by the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee shows that more than four million Americans, 37 percent of the unemployed, have been out of work for more than six months, making long-term unemployment one of the most significant challenges of the economic recovery.
-In addition, a House Ways and Means Committee analysis projected that the expiration of federal unemployment benefits cost the economy over $3 billion in January and February, including over $51 million in Wisconsin.