Senate Cuts Weekly Unemployment Boost in Stimulus Bill

Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
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Senate Cuts Weekly Unemployment Boost in Stimulus Bill

Senate lawmakers met yesterday and again today to hash out the details of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill they're hoping to sign into law as quickly as possible. The Senate, after much debate, was finally able to pass the bill along party lines this afternoon. With extended unemployment benefits set to expire for millions of Americans by March 14, it's really down to the wire to avoid a gap in payments for the millions who have been out of work for months and rely on those benefits for income.