COVID-19 Stimulus Stalls Over Unemployment Aid, House Nixes Recess

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / July 31, 2020 at 6:51 PM
As federal unemployment benefits under the CARES Act were set to expire Friday (July 31), negotiations between the White House and Congress stalled on a new coronavirus stimulus package with Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers at each other for the delay. Caught in the fray is House Democrats’ proposal to increase federal Medicaid money for states and provide $500 billion for state and local needs as part of their $3 trillion package. The Senate GOP’s $1 trillion total package neither...

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