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Support Grows for W&M GOP Healthy Workplace Legislation

July 17, 2020 — Blog

Support continues to grow for House Ways and Means Republicans’s Agenda to Return to Work Safely. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) introduced the Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit proposal to ensure local businesses are able to protect the health and safety of ...

Return to Work Bonus Helping Americans Reconnect to Jobs in Idaho

July 17, 2020 — Blog

Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX) has proposed a "return to work bonus" bill that will help workers who have been temporarily laid off reconnect to their jobs. Mr. Brady's proposal is simple. If a worker who is currently receiving federal unemployment benefits accepts a job offer, they can keep up to two weeks of their current benefits -- up to $1,200 -- to return to work. The ...

Retail Sales Up, Jobless Claims Down: Reopening Slowly, Safely

July 16, 2020 — Blog

This morning we saw some positive economic news. Here’s what you need to know: Weekly jobless claims were lower than expected last week: Totaled 1.314 million, compared with the Dow Jones estimate of 1.39 million. The total was a decline of 99,000 from a week ago. The peak in March was peak of 6.9 million. Continuing claims fell to 18.06 million, a drop ...