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GOP Sens. Propose Extending Unemployment Benefits to End of Year

Aug. 5, 2020, 2:17 PM

Republican Senators Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Martha McSally introduce bill that would extend currently expired coronavirus unemployment insurance benefits through the end of the year, according to statement.

  • Measure would allow states flexibility to transition toward wage replacement and a gradual lowering of payments over the course of the next five months
  • “Let’s work together to make sure Americans don’t face additional burdens as a result of a sudden lapse in benefits,” says Romney
  • NOTE: Democrats, Republicans and White House are in the midst of negotiating the next relief bill as supplemental unemployment insurance has expired
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