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

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

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



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


Aug 7, 2009

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S. 1646 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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