Improve Options for Displaced U.S. Workers

President Obama has made the following promise:

"Obama and Biden will also modernize and expand the existing system of trade adjustment assistance to include workers hurt by changing trade patterns. They will also create flexible education accounts that workers can use to retrain. And they will fully fund apprenticeship programs to help workers get credentials and skills in crafts that reward that investment with a middle class income and benefits." —

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Updated: January 29, 2009

Houses Passes Stimulus Bill, Provides Funds For Unemployed

The House-approved economic recovery plan allocates $43 billion to extend unemployment benefits through Dec. 31 and offer job training; $4 billion for a one-time Supplemental Security Income payment; and $2.5 billion for temporary welfare payments.

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