While we have seen little movement over the holidays from leadership besides political posturing on both sides, we are hearing growing bipartisan movement happening between members of the Senate.
Senators Warner and Wyden wrote a letter, co-signed by over 26 Senators and sent to Senators McConnell and Schumer urging them to include PUA and PEUC extensions in any pandemic relief legislation.
We are also seeing members on both sides of the aisle start to call for bipartisan relief and work together to achieve it, seen here:
We received word today from a Senate office we've met with that they are drafting a new bill. It includes PUA, PEUC, and FPUC. We will release the full bill as soon as it is released to the public.
All of this is exactly why it is important to keep calling your own Senators and pushing them towards a bipartisan relief bill before the end of the year. We need to ensure that any new bills include the needs of We The People. Make sure your legislators know what you need. Call. Here are some new call scripts, targeted specifically to Democrats or Republicans, as well as new talking points and messaging. ExtendPUA.org/strategy. Keep pushing; it's working.
If your Senator has joined bipartisan talks, thank them and let them know what you need included. If they haven't, encourage them to join and meet your needs.
Senators who are mentioned in the above articles specifically, who have joined bipartisan talks so far:
Republican Sens. Mitt Romney (UT), Rob Portman (OH) and Susan Collins (ME) as well as Democratic Sens. Chris Coons (DE), Joe Manchin (WV), Mark Warner (VA), Michael Bennet (CO.), Dick Durbin (IL),and Debbie Stabenow (MI)