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April 7, 2020, 5:45 PM

Senate Democrats Push for More Labor Dept Guidance for States

Colin Wilhelm
Colin Wilhelm

Senate Democrats press Trump admin. to issue more guidance on temporary expansion of unemployment benefits during the pandemic and to provide additional technical support to states whose systems are overwhelmed by the number of unemployment claims.

  • “The Department must do everything it can to assist states during this pandemic,” a majority of Democratic Caucus senators say in letter to Labor Dept Sec. Eugene Scalia
  • Sen. Ron Wyden, top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. says in interview that the guidance given on unemployment claims is “too narrow”
  • Related: Businesses, Workers Raise Benefits Eligibility Questions

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