H.R. 6540 (96th): Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 1980


Feb 20, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 20, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Brodhead

Representative for Michigan's 17th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide a program of emergency unemployment compensation.

Summary (CRS)

2/20/1980--Introduced.Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 1980 - Authorizes States with approved unemployment compensation laws with extended compensation provisions to enter into and participate in (and to terminate upon 30 days' ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 20, 1980

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 6540”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


28 cosponsors (27D, 1N) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 143 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 1981

S. 2518 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 2, 1980

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