UPDATE 7/12/10 Check the Senate floor calendars (and links) to keep up with what they are addressing this week:
Thanks to reader Steve for his eyes on this while Here’s Why was otherwise engaged today.
UPDATE 7/1/10: H.R. 5618 has passed the House today at a vote of 270-153. See who voted for and against.
Next step is a Senate vote, which could take place July 12.
This could be an exciting development on June 30, if H.R. 5618 can make it past the opponents.
Though there is no provision for the upkeep of the $25 weekly stimulus payment, nor is there yet a Tier V, H.R. 5618 stops the benefits reduction penalty for those who accept temporary employment. This is a huge incentive and of great help to those people who have accepted temp work for two weeks or more, only to find their benefits have been cut upon reapplication for unemployment insurance.
Keep an eye on this one, and also on S. 3520 if it doesn’t fly.
Thanks again, Steve!