Unemployed Americans plan to receive an additional $600 a week

Helen Dunmore

Starting Monday and last week, unemployed Americans plan to receive an additional $600 a week from the federal government.

Unemployed Americans
Unemployed Americans

Congress approved weekly unemployment benefit

In March of this year, Congress approved weekly unemployment benefits as part of its $2 trillion relief plan. This is design to offset the economic impact of the pandemic, but unless it is updated, it will expire at the end of the month. The package includes stimulus checks, and most Americans receive at least $1,200 from the federal government.

According to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, the second round of stimulus negotiations is scheduled. It’s going to begin on Monday as Congress returns from its two-week recess.

Over the past few weeks, several different proposals for the second round of stimulus have discussed. President Donald Trump stated that he is not opposed to the size of the check even exceeding the initial package.

However, it is also possible to conduct more inspections, and not all people who have inspected before are eligible.

House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested

House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested that people who have an annual income of less than $40,000 can be check and the unemployment benefits of $600 per week can change.

Republicans think the money is too generous, and recommend either returning the work bonus. Or, suggesting lower unemployment benefits to encourage people to return to work.

Two months after the House of Representatives passed the “Heroes Act”. Democrats are still putting pressure on Republicans to adopt a $3 trillion COVID relief program.

Speaker Pelosi said that nationwide, the number of cases has skyrocketed and Congress must fund more tests. And to support local and state governments and inject cash directly into American hands.

As of last week, about 1.3 million unemployment applications have filed nationwide. Nearly 300,000 unemployment applications have filed in Rhode Island.

Since there is no bill yet, the House of Representatives may postpone or skip the next recess on August 7 to prepare something.

Even if legislators can reach a consensus before then, Americans may still have to wait until at least the end of August if they follow the timetable for the initial implementation of the CARES Act.

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