For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2003
* MEMBERS ARE URGED TO SIGN THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DISCHARGE PETITION THAT IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR AT THE CLERK'S DESK. Rep. Hooley is leading the effort to force the House to consider legislation to extend unemployment insurance, which under current law would expire at the end of the year. 192 members have signed on. Please see the attached sample release, chart on workers helped, and a charge and response.
You may want to do press on the following conference reports, which may be considered on the House Floor next week. However, no firm details on their substance are available at this time:
- H.R. 1588 - Defense Authorization Conference Report
- H.R. 2754 - Energy & Water Appropriations Conference Report
- H.R. 2559 - Military Construction Appropriations Conference Report