Unemployment Benefits Extension Have Just Been Blocked by a Democratic

Minority Leader!

July, 30 2020 5:35pm

Editor: Tina Milam


Emergency  Unemployment benefits are set to end this week. In case you didn't catch it, about an hour ago a Democratic Senator just blocked a proposal offered by republican party to extend the $600 unemployment benefits to Americans for an extra week, while things get sorted out. 

 This is unbelievable! The Demarcates are taking a stance obviously but is it at the expense of our fellow Americans and is it the right thing to do?

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