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Why Congress Should Continue to CARE - On the Expiration of FPUC

By Collin Kane Published July 21, 2020

"Scaffolding anchors Sage Hall during a construction project", by Jason Koski, licensed under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode The CARES Act provided supplemental unemployment insurance benefits of $600 a week to all workers who qualify for benefits. These benefits should be extended at the end of July because of the demonstrated success of policy, the lingering effects of the pandemic on the workforce, and the continued strain on state and local budgets.