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Day October 23, 2009

Senate Substitute (S.A. 2668) to H.R. 3548, the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2009

Summary and Background In response to the worst economic and financial crises in generations, in February 2009, Senate and House Democrats sent the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) to President Obama to be signed into law.  This landmark legislation included an increase of $25 billion in unemployment insurance payments and an extension…

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Leahy, Levin, Specter Applaud Passage Of Hate Crimes Legislation With Civil Rights Leaders

Washington, DC—Senators Patrick Leahy, Carl Levin and Arlen Specter joined Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Nancy Zirkin, Executive Vice President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), Claudine Karasik, Legislative Staff Attorney of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and other representatives from civil rights organizations this…

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