GOP Looks At Reducing Unemployment Enhancement To $200-$400 Per Week


GOP lawmakers are considering reducing emergency unemployment benefits to between $200 and $400 per week as federal spending during the coronavirus pandemic continues to skyrocket, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

It’s unclear what number GOP lawmakers will land on, but the Post report, citing aides, said $200 per week appeared to be more likely.

The issue of extending the increase in unemployment benefits is seen as one of the big sticking points as Congress seeks to reach a deal on a new coronavirus relief package in the coming weeks.

Read more at The Hill.



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