As the battle for Coronavirus relief benefits continues in Washington Americans are still left to largely falter because some feel no more benefits are needed. That couldn’t be any furthest from the truth just weeks ahead of a mass expiration date for millions of people currently depending on those benefits.
The latest hope for a Coronavirus relief bill may be partially dashed because Republicans and Donald Trump want to stop weekly unemployment benefits in exchange for a $600 one-off stimulus check. That would be the end of the relief on a literal financial aspect.
However, that isn’t what is being proposed by a bypartisan group of politicians in Washington. Both sides previously just days ago had agreed on $300 weekly payments until April plus a host of other things.
“The President’s proposal starts by cutting the unemployment insurance proposal being discussed by bipartisan Members of the House and Senate from $180 billion to $40 billion. That is unacceptable,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday in a joint statement.