Will people who exhausted their extended unemployment get additional weeks? Or will this new bill enable the recently unemployed to get extended benefits (EUC and Tier 2) too? 2C
Not sure, but I think both q's are correct, meaning yes.
For some reason, Congressional Repubs have tended to extend U.I when in recession.
That was true, under Bush 1, in 1992 and in the mid-1970's, under President Gerald Ford.
Back then, around 1975, maybe even under Nixon, many young men and women were on U.I., sitting home getting stoned or other recreational passive activities. That was a happy time for them.
Lots of leisure and time to (re)create. A cultural explosion happened then too.
The remedy, under Carter in 1976, and maybe earlier, was to pay people to work in any non-profit organizations, including in governmental offices. It was called "CETA". It worked.
Maybe such are the best ways to lower the unemployment rate and put people back to work!