Railroad Benefits Legislative History

The following provides a legislative history of benefits for railroad workers from the 112th Congress through the first session of the 113th Congress. For prior legislative history, please see the 2012 Green Book.

In the 112th Congress, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-96) and then the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-240) authorized extended unemployment benefits, which were first created in 2008, through the end of 2013.  No special extended unemployment benefit periods were authorized to begin after December 31, 2013.

This page was prepared on September 18, 2014 for the 2014 version of the House Ways and Means Committee Green Book.