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GOP Targets 70% Wage Replacement in Stimulus Bill, Aides Say (2)

July 26, 2020, 4:35 PM

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the Republican stimulus bill will contain an extended unemployment-benefit plan to replace 70% of jobless individuals’ lost wages -- a proposal Speaker Nancy Pelosi said was too complicated.

Appearing Sunday on “This Week” on ABC, Meadows said the proposal, to be unveiled by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday, won’t revive the $600 supplemental unemployment payments included in a stimulus bill in March. States have already ended the $600 extra payments or were doing so this weekend.

“The original unemployment benefits actually paid people to stay at home” and the administration ...

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