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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

2008-S2544 on Jan 22, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: extending unemployment compensation during recession
Source: Emergency Unemployment Extension Act (S.2544&H.R.4934)
A bill to provide for a program of temporary extended unemployment compensation. Provides for federal-state agreements under which a state will make temporary extended unemployment compensation payments to individuals who:
  1. have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under state or federal law with respect to a benefit year (excluding any benefit year that ended before one year before the enactment of this Act);
  2. have no rights to regular compensation or extended compensation with respect to a week under such law or any other state or federal unemployment compensation law;
  3. are not receiving compensation for such week under the unemployment compensation law of Canada; and
  4. filed an initial claim for regular compensation on or after one year before the enactment of this Act.


  • Topic: Jobs
  • Headline: Extend unemployment compensation during recession

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2008-S2544

Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Timothy Bishop s1oNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Andre Carson s1oIndiana Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Joe Courtney s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Steve Kagen s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1pMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1pWashington Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
David Scott s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bart Stupak s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Betty Sutton s1oOhio Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Charlie Wilson s1oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 2008-S2544



Independents participating in 2008-S2544

Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 70
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2


















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