The GOP says it will roll out its initial coronavirus relief bill next week after the $600 weekly unemployment benefit has already expired for millions of Americans
- Sen. Mitch McConnell says the GOP coronavirus legislation will be unveiled “early next week” after infighting among Republicans held up the plan’s rollout this week.
- That means the $600 federal unemployment benefits to millions of jobless people will expire without any replacement, causing sharp drops in income.
- The unemployment rate stands at 11.1%, higher than at any point during the Great Recession over a decade ago.
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Republicans say they will introduce their coronavirus relief legislation next week — after the $600 federal supplement to unemployment benefits expire for millions of Americans.
The GOP had expected to roll out the roughly $1 trillion spending package early on Thursday, but infighting among Senate Republicans held up the plan, The Washington Post reported.
“The administration has requested additional time to review the fine details, but we will be laying down this proposal early next week,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday from the Senate floor, adding that “a framework” had already been agreed upon without elaborating.
The delay means a federal lifeline to nearly 30 million Americans on unemployment will expire without any replacement in place, even as the coronavirus pandemic rages …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]