The House Committee on Ways and Means has passed the BRIDGE act, short for “Building on Reemployment Improvements to Deliver Good Employment for Workers Act.” This amendment to Federal law will allow States to provide reemployment services to all unemployment Insurance claimants rather than just claimants that are expected to exhaust their full benefit amount.


The BRIDGE act will provide more workers receiving unemployment benefits access to reemployment services. According to committee “Reemployment services have been demonstrated to reduce the number of weeks that program participants receive unemployment benefits by improving their reemployment outcomes, including earnings.”


The Congressional Budget has estimated that reemployment services will create savings for taxpayers over time by reducing spending on unemployment benefits.


You can view the amendment here: