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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:23 PM

Republicans brag about generous unemployment benefits that they voted against

By Dan Desai Martin -March 30, 2020 4:09 PM

Republican senators are taking credit for a provision they tried to strip out of the latest coronavirus stimulus package.

Last week, 47 Republican senators and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted to make unemployment benefits less generous in the coronavirus relief legislation.

Although their amendment to cap unemployment insurance was unsuccessful, several Republican senators spent the next few days bragging about the more generous benefits in the final bill.


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