What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : The Unemployed : S 23. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Recommit to Committee With Instructions to Extend Unemployment Benefits From Thirteen Weeks to Twenty-Six Weeks. (2003 house Roll Call 6)
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S 23. Unemployment Benefits/Vote to Recommit to Committee With Instructions to Extend Unemployment Benefits From Thirteen Weeks to Twenty-Six Weeks.
house Roll Call 6     Jan 08, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

At the start of the 108th Congress, Republicans moved quickly to extend unemployment benefits for those whose benefits had run out. Their bill extended the benefits for 13 weeks; Progressives--and Democrats generally--supported the idea of an extension, but wanted to increase it to 26 weeks. McDermott (D-WA) introduced a motion to recommit, or send back, the bill to its committee, with instructions that the extra 13 weeks of benefits be added to the bill. Progressives supported this motion, but it went down to defeat, 202-224.

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