From US Congressman David Schweikert
Representing Arizona's 6th District
REPUBLICANS ARE BLOCKING THE RESOUCES FOR UNEMPLYED INDIVIDUALS.
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.