Myth vs Fact: Unemployment Insurance Resources

From US Congressman David Schweikert

Representing Arizona's 6th District


MYTH:

REPUBLICANS ARE BLOCKING THE RESOUCES FOR UNEMPLYED INDIVIDUALS.

FACT:

Republicans made multiple offers to pass targeted relief for additional resources in August.


At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act provided an additional $600 a week as pandemic unemployment assistance for individuals unable to safely work. The additional relief expired on July 31st. Since the expiration, Republicans have offered multiple times to pass a piece of legislation that would provide immediate relief until a relief package could be negotiated. Democrats have rejected each of these offers made by Republicans.

To provide Americans with relief we do not have to pass massive spending packages. I am advocating for Congress to pass a strand-alone extension of resources for individuals who are unable to safely return to work right now. This is something we can help with immediately.

Recent Posts

See All

By Victor Davis Hanson September 12, 2021 American Greatness Even the Chinese apparat could not invent a more evil, more macabre way to destroy the United States. History is replete with