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Republicans Mulling 70% Wage Replacement for Unemployed

July 21, 2020, 11:19 PM

Senate Republicans are considering whether to cut the unemployment insurance subsidy to 70% of the $600pw addition to state-run unemployment programs provided by the last round of economic aid, or pushing for 70-75% of prior wage replacement, a smaller benefit.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will make the final call on what ends up in the proposal, which could be made public as soon as Wednesday
    • McConnell is trying to fit many policy proposals under a $1 trillion cap in an effort to acknowledge concerns over increased deficits
  • NOTE: President Trump hinted at the internal debate during a Tuesday press ...

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