McConnell says higher unemployment benefits will not be in next COVID-19 bill

McConnell says higher unemployment benefits will not be in next COVID-19 bill

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader on Wednesday predicted that the expanded unemployment benefits which had been passed as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill of March would not be renewed in the next package which will be passed by the Congress. As part of the March bill, the Congress increased unemployment benefits to give an extra $600/week for four months.

Tom A
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Paul C
Paul C 1 weeks

Any politician running for reelection in November that is not at least saying they back more stimulus money getting handed out isnt really interested in staying in office.

Ethan
Ethan 1 weeks

Think there's any chance that old turtle will kick the bucket? Hope he loses in November. Blue wave guys.

Cheri Carter
Cheri Carter 1 weeks

The GOP hasn't cared about anyone else but those in office and large corporations for years. This shouldn't be a surprise to most people, but there are some diehard Republicans who are blinded to what their party really stands for. I don't even know who they represent. Maybe someone can explain the Republican party and what they stand for.

Gary W
Gary W 1 weeks

Nice. Looking out for the little guy yet again. How about slashing Congress’s pay until the virus is neutralized and Americans get back to work? Of course they are all millionaires so why should they care about us.

Matt
Matt 1 weeks

It's good the extra 600 won't be in there there are literally people that don't want to work because they make less at their jobs and it's hurting small businesses but I'm sure people on the left are perfectly okay with all the small businesses shutting down so that corporations can grow and grow

Jon
Jon 1 weeks

6 months ago I would have said Democrats had a snowball's chance in hell of winning back the Senate. Fast forward and Republicans are down in the polls in key Senate races bigly.

Enrico
Enrico 1 weeks

Vote all blue in the next election!

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