S. 1646 (111th): Keep Americans Working Act


Aug 7, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jack” Reed

Senator from Rhode Island



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Last Updated: Aug 7, 2009
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to keep Americans working by strengthening and expanding short-time compensation programs that provide employers with an alternative to layoffs.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.R. 4135 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 19, 2009

S. 2831 (Related)
Helping Unemployed Workers Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 3, 2009

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 1646” means this is a Senate bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Aug 7, 2009


7 cosponsors (6D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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