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Experts Agree Extending the $600/week Unemployment Benefits is Bad for America’s Economic Recovery

July 22, 2020 — Blog

Democrats continue to call for the $600 weekly unemployment benefits that were created as part of the CARES Act to be extended. While Republicans agree that we must help workers through the recovery, extending these unemployment benefits will discourage work, shutter businesses, and prolong a recession. Experts from both sides of the aisle agree. Here is what people are saying about Democrats' ...

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 ...