Is a June 28,2010 Unemployment Extension update coming? Or will the Senate continue to ignore the now 1.2 million people without benefits? The Unemployment Extension news hasn’t been good at all so far.
The 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extension seems to be on hold-some think the extension benefits are dead. Which is it? Jobless Americans are hopeful that the Senate will finally propose the legislation as a single item on Monday, June 28, 2010.
If the Senate doesn’t propose the 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extension on Monday-the possibility that it might not pass for weeks becomes a thought. Why is Monday, June 28 so important in the possiblity that such legislation might pass? Because the Senate is going on recess for July 4th. That means unless something passes early this week it seems unlikely it will happen at all. That’s why tomorrow, June 28, could be a very important day for 1.2 million people who lost those benefts.
Even if the Senate brings up the issue in one day it would still need to go to the House to further pass a vote. It would then need to get to the President. There have been some indications that such legislation could originate in the House from speaker Nancy Pelosi. It would still need to be sent to the Senate for passage and then to the President. For this 2010 Unemployment Benefits Extension to happen this week, something needs to happen quickly. June 28, 2010 could be a very important day in the scheme of things.
1.2 million people are now without benefits after reaching Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 or the start of Tier 4. New people will be added to that numbers as they exhaust their standard 26 weeks or reach the end of a particular Tier.
The numbers are still frightening and very alarming. Around 300,000 new jobless Americans without benefits will be added each week that the Senate does not act. There are reports that the number in this group will include 1.6 million by the upcoming July 4th weekend. The numbers are quickly becoming a nationwide epidemic as the Senate continues to waste critical time on the issue. Now the Senate has dropped the legislation entering the weekend. Will the Unemployment issue come up on the agenda on June 28, 2010? Or will the House have to propose a different set of Unemployment legislation? Only time will tell as the window of opportunity is running out before the Senate takes recess. That recess could cost the jobless even more time before they receive benefits if it doesn’t happen this week.