H.R. 5749 (110th): Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008


Apr 9, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Jim McDermott

Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2008
Length: 16 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for a program of emergency unemployment compensation.

Summary (CRS)

6/12/2008--Passed House amended.Emergency Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 - Section2 - Authorizes a state to enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Labor under which the state agency ... Read more >

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Apr 9, 2008

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Apr 16, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Jun 11, 2008
Failed in the House Under Suspension

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Jun 12, 2008
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5749”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


36 cosponsors (27D, 9R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jun 11, 2008 4:56 p.m.
Failed 279/144
Jun 12, 2008 2:39 p.m.
Passed 274/137

Related Bills

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H.Res. 1265 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jun 12, 2008

H.R. 5688 (Related)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 3, 2008

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