Tweets from Congress below taken from 4PIA Pulse
Sen. Ron Wyden  | 00:49 pm
Rep. Thomas Massie  | 06:40 am
Mitch McConnell’s Blueprint for Unemployment Cruelty: 1. Embrace a lapse in unemployment benefits 2. Convince workers they’re doing them a favor by cutting their benefits 3. Argue that workers who are unemployed due to #COVID19 don’t want to work
Kentuckys governor is proposing more lockdowns, but can this curve get any flatter? 2/3s of these deaths are from within nursing homes. Kentuckys unemployment is above 40% – the governor should work on flattening that curve.
Rep. Eliot Engel  | 00:47 pm
Rep. George Holding  | 06:19 pm
It is unbelievable that during a crisis, the @SenateGOP would reduce #unemploymentbenefits. Americans are suffering @senatemajldr, they have been laid off as a direct result of #COVID, their jobs don’t exist while parts of the Country remain closed. We cannot abandon Americans.
Democrats don’t seem to understand that it is better for someone to keep a job than for them to have to go to the unemployment line.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow  | 00:43 pm
Rep. Jim Hagedorn  | 05:19 pm
This past week, millions received their last federal $600 unemployment check. Senate Republicans let this benefit expire even though the COVID-19 crisis isn’t even close to ending. They knew about this deadline for months & ignored it. Michigan families need action now
To save American lives, we must also flatten the unemployment curve. I stand with President @realDonaldTrump, Vice President @Mike_Pence and all who are working to #ReOpenAmerica and #ReopenMinnesota safely, responsibly and promptly.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal  | 00:18 pm
Rep. Mike Kelly  | 03:19 pm
Cases are rising. Deaths are rising. Unemployment claims are rising.  The thought that we would slash expanded unemployment assistance or eliminate it altogether is unconscionable. We need to ensure people have the relief necessary to survive this crisis.
Great news today! The U.S. economy added 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell from 13.3 percent to 11.1 percent. This report is an incredible testimony to the country’s resilience and our steady recovery!

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