S. 1845: Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

Dec 17, 2013
Failed Cloture
14% chance of being enacted
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John “Jack” Reed
Senior Senator from Rhode Island
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Last Updated
Dec 18, 2013
8 pages
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H.R. 3824 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 09, 2014

H.R. 4415 (Related)
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 07, 2014


This bill is provisionally dead due to a failed vote for cloture on February 6, 2014. Cloture is required to move past a Senate filibuster or the threat of a filibuster and takes a 3/5ths vote. In practice, most bills must pass cloture to move forward in the Senate.

Introduced Dec 17, 2013
Reported by Committee Dec 18, 2013
Failed Cloture Jan 14, 2014
Failed Cloture Feb 06, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

14% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.


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Jan 07, 2014 10:44 a.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to 60/37
Jan 09, 2014 4:18 p.m.
Motion to Table Failed 42/54
Jan 14, 2014 3:22 p.m.
Motion to Table Failed 45/55
Jan 14, 2014 4:05 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 55/45
Feb 06, 2014 2 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 58/40
Feb 06, 2014 2:28 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 55/43

28 cosponsors (26D, 1I, 1R) (show)
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Library of Congress Summary

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Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act - Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to extend emergency unemployment compensation (EUC) payments for eligible individuals to weeks of employment ending on or before April 1, 2014.
Amends the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act to extend until March 31, 2014, requirements that federal payments to states cover 100% of EUC.
Amends the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 to exempt weeks of unemployment between enactment of this Act and September 30, 2014, from the prohibition in the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 (FSEUCA of 1970) against federal matching payments to a state for the first week in an individual's eligibility period for which extended compensation or sharable regular compensation is paid if the state law provides for payment of regular compensation to an individual for his or her first week of otherwise compensable unemployment.
(Thus allows temporary federal matching for the first week of extended benefits for states with no waiting period.)
Amends the FSEUCA of 1970 to postpone similarly from December 31, 2013, to March 31, 2014, termination of the period during which a state may determine its "on" and "off" indicators according to specified temporary substitutions in its formula.
Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to appropriate funds out of the employment security administration account through the first quarter of FY2015 to assist states in providing reemployment and eligibility assessment activities.
Amends the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act to extend through March 31, 2014, the temporary increase in extended unemployment benefits.
Makes a change in application of a certain requirement (nonreduction rule) to a state that has entered a federal-state EUC agreement, under which the federal government would reimburse the state's unemployment compensation agency making EUC payments to individuals who have exhausted all rights to regular unemployment compensation under state or federal law and meet specified other criteria.
(Under the nonreduction rule such an agreement does not apply with respect to a state whose method for computing regular unemployment compensation under state law has been modified to make the average weekly unemployment compensation benefit paid on or after June 2, 2010, less than what would have been paid before June 2, 2010.)
Declares that the nonreduction rule shall not apply to a state which has enacted a law before December 1, 2013, that, upon taking effect, would violate the nonreduction rule.
Allows a state whose agreement was terminated, however, to enter into a subsequent federal-state EUC agreement on or after enactment of this Act if, taking into account this inapplicability of the nonreduction rule, it would otherwise meet the requirements for an EUC agreement.
(Thus allows such a subsequent EUC agreement to permit payment of less than the average weekly unemployment compensation benefit paid on or after June 2, 2010.)

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