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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:29 AM

'Indefensible and Disgusting': Senate Departs for 3-Day Weekend as Unemployment Benefits Expire for

30 Million

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate has adjourned for a three-day weekend as enhanced unemployment payments are officially set to lapse on Friday, guaranteeing that tens of millions of Americans will see their incomes drop by 50-75% with another rent payment due in 24 hours.

The Senate's departure followed a long day of jockeying and blame-hurling on the floor Thursday that ultimately failed to produce a solution for the nearly 30 million Americans who for months have relied on the $600-per-week unemployment insurance (UI) boost to meet basic needs as the economy remains in deep recession.

The chamber is not set to reconvene until 3 pm Monday.

"Just so we're all clear," tweeted economist Robert Reich, "more than 25,000,000 unemployed Americans are about to lose their extra unemployment benefits, and the Senate just left for a three-day weekend. Republicans have lost the right to govern."

[link:https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/07/31/indefensible-and-disgusting-senate-departs-3-day-weekend-unemployment-benefits|]
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They lost their right to govern when they threw their protective arms around a rabidly corrupt president during the impeachment - this is just the icing on the let them eat cake attitude of people who have never seen their children go hungry or are threatened with homelessness. May all Americans remember this day when their neglect led to further heightened economy insecurity for millions of Americans in the time of a pandemic. They need to be routed in November.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:37 AM

1. We must GOTV.

No excuses. The rethugs must be swept out of office.

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:21 PM

2. K&R

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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:30 PM

3. K&R, but before they went off they blamed democrats for not passing a bill they already passed

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