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Dec 1 | Holiday Relief Act

Separate from the bipartisan proposal that just hit the press this morning and is detailed in the previous post here, 5 Senators have proposed the American Worker Holiday Relief Act. Those Senators are Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Senator Jack Reed, D-R.I.

Most of these Senators are in prominent positions in finance or banking committees.

The basics are:

Extends FPUC at the full $600 from September 5, 2020 until October 4, 2021. It is an additional supplement to UI and PUA claims so you will still have to be collecting your base payment to receive the supplement.

Luckily, it also:

Provides additional weeks through the PUA and PEUC programs and extends both programs in every state until the state’s three-month average total unemployment rate and the national three-month average total unemployment rate are below 5.5 percent.

Clarifies and expands access to the PUA program.

Details of that proposal are in a press release here.

Full text is here. Section Summary is here.

Call your Senators to voice support for this act.

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