H.Res. 1265: H.R. 5749 - Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE 9-3 on Wednesday June 11, 2008.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE 227-192 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY RECORD VOTE 225-186 on Thursday June 12, 2008.

MANAGERS: Arcuri/Hastings (WA)

110th Congress 
2nd Session

H.RES. 1265

[Report No. 110-710]

 

H.R. 5749 – Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008
 

  1. Closed rule.
  1. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means.
  1. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.
  1. Provides that, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  1. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.  This waiver does not affect the point of order available under clause 9 of rule XXI (regarding earmark disclosure).
  1. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  1. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.

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RESOLUTION

            Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 5749) to provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation.   All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 of rule XXI.  In lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Ways and Means now printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted.   The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.  All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived.  The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Ways and Means; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

            Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 5749 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker. 

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT TO BE CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

Upon enactment, the amendment would provide up to 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits in every State to workers exhausting regular unemployment compensation.  In States with higher levels of unemployment, an additional 13 weeks would be available (high unemployment is defined as a six percent total unemployment rate or a four percent insured unemployment rate).  The weekly benefit amount provided by the program would equal the amount received under regular unemployment compensation.  The extended benefits program would be in effect through March 2009.  All benefits would be paid out of the Federal unemployment trust funds (which now have over $35 billion in reserves).

Text of Amendment Considered as Adopted