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H.R. 3154: Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act


The text of the bill below is as of May 12, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3154

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 12, 2021

(for himself and Mrs. Walorski) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To extend reemployment services and eligibility assessments to all claimants for unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment (BRIDGE) for Workers Act.

2.

Eligibility for reemployment services

(a)

CARES Act

(1)

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Section 2102 of the Cares Act (Public Law 116–136) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(i)

Eligibility for reemployment services

Pandemic unemployment assistance under this section shall be treated as unemployment compensation for the purposes of section 306 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 506).

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(2)

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Section 2107 of the Cares Act (Public Law 116–136) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

Eligibility for reemployment services

Pandemic emergency unemployment compensation under this section shall be treated as unemployment compensation for the purposes of section 306 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 506).

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(b)

Social Security Act

Section 306(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 506(a)) is amended—

(1)

by striking individuals referred to reemployment services as described in section 303(j) and inserting claimants for unemployment compensation, including claimants referred to reemployment services as described in section 303(j),; and

(2)

by striking such individuals and inserting such claimants.