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April 5, 2011, 8:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 281 proposed by Senator Landrieu for Senator Coburn.
April 6, 2011, 1:26 pm ET - On the Amendment S.Amdt. 281 to S. 493 (SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011)

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SA 281. Mr. COBURN (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Udall of Colorado, and Mr. McCain) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. ENDING UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS TO JOBLESS MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES.
(a) Prohibition.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to make payments of unemployment compensation (including such compensation under the Federal-State Extended Compensation Act of 1970 and the emergency unemployment compensation program under title IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008) to an individual whose adjusted gross income in the preceding year was equal to or greater than $1,000,000.

(b) Compliance.--Unemployment Insurance applications shall include a form or procedure for an individual applicant to certify the individual's adjusted gross income was not equal to or greater than $1,000,000 in the preceding year.

(c) Audits.--The certifications required by (b) shall be auditable by the U.S. Department of Labor or the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

(d) Status of Applicants.--It is the duty of the states to verify the residency, employment, legal, and income status of applicants for Unemployment Insurance and no federal funds may be expended for purposes of determining an individual's eligibility under this Act.

(e) Effective Date.--The prohibition under subsection (a) shall apply to weeks of unemployment beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this Act.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 31, 2011.)