Any Agreement On Unemployment Extensions

In recent days, many states have warned that they are facing huge delays in modernizing their computer systems to implement Trump`s orders. Other unemployment officials said they feared that the program`s confusing criteria would prevent them from sending new aid. Faced with the impasse in the negotiations, the Trump administration is weighing in on a series of executive measures dealing with rising unemployment, a forced moratorium and a reduction in payroll taxes, the Washington Post reports. But this approach could face significant legal hurdles. Mr. Schumer, his phone rang in his pocket, spent part of his day in the Senate plunging Republican attempts to impose short extensions of unemployment benefits and try to blame Democrats for blocking them. He responded with his own futile and politically charged tactic: an attempt to get approval for the $3 trillion stimulus package adopted in May. Republicans also blocked it, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, mocked it as «a totally unserious proposal.» Senate Republicans finally forced the House to move forward with the continuation of unemployment benefits at a much lower rate, but it was mostly a tactic to force Democrats who support keeping payments at $600 a week to oppose an extension. Both government officials and President Trump have previously insisted that strict measures be taken to continue unemployment benefits and revive a federal moratorium on forced evictions that has expired. Some Republicans also have the prospect of other provisions for later. The stalemate in any form of coronavirus exemption continued, although it was reported that the U.S. economy had destroyed nearly five years of growth in the second quarter of 2020, with the number of new applications for public unemployment assistance exceeding one million for the 19th consecutive week. Faced with several programs that have repelled a wave of forced displacement, seizures and layoffs, either out of date or in a few days, economists warn that a decline could further devastate an already upsetting economy.

Pelosi noted that 10 weeks ago, House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill in May that would have extended benefits for those who did not have jobs at the current $600 a week, in addition to their weekly unemployment insurance check. She condemned Republicans in Congress and the White House for not coming to the negotiating table earlier.