UPDATE 7/21: From Republican Senate Floor Update: “It is unclear at this point how much of the post-cloture time will be yielded back. If all post-cloture time is used, the vote on final passage would occur at approximately 9:00 PM.”
UPDATE 7/20: From the Democrats Senate Floor Calendar: “Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the House Message on H.R.4213 … . Cloture limits debate to 30 hours. If all time is used, the time would expire around 9pm Wednesday. However, we would like to reach an agreement to yield back some of the post-cloture debate time so that we may complete action at a reasonable time tomorrow.”
UPDATE 7/19: 4213 should be addressed again on Tuesday, July 20. From the Democrats Senate Floor Calendar : “Votes: 2:30pm roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture with respect to H.R.4213, which extends Unemployment benefits through November.”
According to the Senate legislative calendar, amendments to H.R. 4213 are under discussion again today, July 12, 2010.
H.R. 4213 would extend the unemployment insurance filing deadlines (see H.R. 4213 discussion this week; no fifth tier before year’s end) from June, but as of yet there is still no Tier V.
Keep an eye on H.R. 5618 this week as well. It does not address COBRA or the weekly stimulus payments, but it does deal with the infamous “temping penalty” that often stops or reduces benefits after someone accepts two or more weeks of temporary employment. (See PASSED: H.R. 5618: Extends deadlines and stops ‘temping penalty’)
The House Ways and Means Committee has a
status page for 4213 and 5618.
To keep an eye on proceedings according to party affiliation, check these links:
Here are the recent modifications to H.R. 4213: American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act from the U.S. Senate Commission on Finance (Max Baucus, Chair). Note that this is a fluid situation and there is more under discussion.