The Responsible Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014

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The Responsible Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 is a bill that is currently pending in Congress. The initial bill, the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act (S.3688) was introduced in the Senate on November 17, 2008, in which an amended version of the bill materialized on March 6, 2014 under the name, Responsible Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 or S.2097. The Act or law of 2008 would amend the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program established under the Supplemental Appropriations Act (SAA) of 2008, which “provided several additional weeks of extended benefits for those who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits” (Whittaker, 2008). The current bill, the Responsible Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2014 also amends the earlier version of the Act of 2008. This current bill seeks to “exempt weeks of unemployment between enactment of this Act by November 30, 2014, from the prohibition in the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act (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” (Vroman, 2009). The bill also proposes several changes, some in which are (i) amendment to the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and

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