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The weekly $600 unemployment bonus that millions of Americans are relying on will disappear in less than 2 weeks unless Congress can agree on a plan to extend the payments

Congress approved a $US600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March. Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, with the last payments coming the week prior, and there’s no consensus yet among lawmakers about extending them. Republicans, who […]
The weekly $600 unemployment bonus that millions of Americans are relying on will disappear in less than 2 weeks unless Congress can agree on a plan to extend the payments
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The $600 federal weekly unemployment benefits are ending for millions of Americans. Here are 4 plans that Congress could replace it with.

Over 30 million people are collecting unemployment benefits due to the recession stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats and Republicans are split on how to address the historic unemployment crisis. Ideas include extending ramped-up unemployment benefits, paying people to return to work, and supplementing state benefits so they amount to […]
The $600 federal weekly unemployment benefits are ending for millions of Americans. Here are 4 plans that Congress could replace it with.
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Mitch McConnell pledges to scrap a newly enacted $600 boost in weekly unemployment benefits, calling it a ‘crazy policy’ allowing people to earn more while they aren’t working

McConnell vowed to toss out the newly enacted $US600 boost in weekly unemployment checks for laid-off Americans. The Kentucky Republican said their party would have to “clean up the Democrats’ crazy policy that is paying people more to remain unemployed than they would earn if they went back to work.” […]
Mitch McConnell pledges to scrap a newly enacted $600 boost in weekly unemployment benefits, calling it a ‘crazy policy’ allowing people to earn more while they aren’t working
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‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE

The coronavirus forced millions to shelter at home as countries raced to “flatten the curve” of the infection’s rate of spread. Millions of others, however, never had the choice of staying home because their work continued even as the pandemic raged on. Doctors, nurses, policemen, and firefighters haven’t been alone […]
‘We’re disposable’: Faced with coronavirus dangers every time they do their jobs, essential workers are still pushing for better pay and adequate PPE
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House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill dubbed HEROES Act

The House passed a $US3 trillion coronavirus bailout, dubbed the HEROES Act, with a 208-199 vote. Spanning 1,815 pages, the bill outlines a list of priorities, including another round of $US1,200 stimulus checks, a raise for essential workers, and increased health insurance coverage. Despite passage in the House, it is […]
House passes $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill dubbed HEROES Act
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House Democrats scale back $10,000 student-loan-forgiveness measure in their coronavirus spending package because it would cost too much

House Democrats are scaling back their efforts to provide student-debt relief, Politico first reported on Thursday. An amendment to their latest coronavirus bill would limit relief to people who were in dire financial straits before March 13, the day President Donald Trump declared a national emergency. The initial provision to […]
House Democrats scale back $10,000 student-loan-forgiveness measure in their coronavirus spending package because it would cost too much