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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Unemployed

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
02/22/12Federal unemployment benefits programs extended an additional 13 to 20 weeks Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act
12/17/10Unemployment benefits extended for 13 months at a cost of $56 billion2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise
03/30/10$2 billion investment to laid off workers for education and career training programs in community colleges over four years starting in 2010Student Aid Act
03/18/10Offsets costs through a 30 percent withholding tax on income from certain U.S. financial assets held by foreign banks who have not agreed to disclosures.Hire Act
03/18/10Encourages job creation by expanding investments in schools and clean energy projectsHire Act
03/18/10$20 billion to the highway trust fund for spending on highway and transit programs.Hire Act
03/18/10 $17.5 billion in tax cuts, business credits and subsidies for state and local construction bonds to stimulate business investment and hiringHire Act
03/18/10Tax credits to employers who keep new hires for 52 weeks to encourage retention of new hiresHire Act
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