Senate GOP outlines relief bill as unemployment deadline looms
Washington — Senate Republicans on Monday outlined their fourth phase of federal coronavirus response efforts, rolling out their legislative package as enhanced unemployment benefits are beginning to expire for millions of Americans who are out of work due to thepandemic.
The proposal is the culmination of talks between the White House and Senate Republicans and represents the opening bid in negotiations with congressional Democrats, whoa $3 trillion measure in May. The bill text has yet to be released.
The proposal from Senate Republicans, estimated to cost around $1 trillion, includes another round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans, with additional support for families with adult dependents and billions of dollars for schools and assistance to jobless Americans, though Republicans have rejected extending the $600 enhanced unemployment benefits that expire for roughly 30 million Americans this weekend. States have …continued .
[Source: CBS News]