Will Trump’s Senate Allies Finally Join the House in Delivering Overdue COVID-19 Relief? The Recession and Pandemic Are Only Getting Worse

Another 837,000 Americans filed for unemployment last week, bringing the total number of workers drawing unemployment benefits to nearly 12 million amid a health crisis that has now claimed the lives of nearly 204,000 in the U.S. As the deadly and costly repercussions of the pandemic and Trump recession grow worse by the day, all eyes are on President Trump’s Senate allies to finally stop holding up critically needed relief for struggling workers, states, schools, and small businesses. Unless a deal is reached, the U.S. House is poised to pass the updated HEROES Act today that includes a full extension of the enhanced $600 unemployment benefit and improvements to the SBA PPP program.

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