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Schumer Statement On New Analysis That Says GOP Plan To Cut Critical Unemployment Benefits Amid Pandemic Will Significantly Harm American Families, Jobs, And Growth

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement following a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute that says the Senate Republicans’ proposal to cut unemployment insurance benefits by $400 per week will significantly harm American families, jobs, and growth:
“Let’s be clear: if you lost your job through no fault of your own and can't go back to work because the Trump administration has mismanaged the crisis, Republicans want you to take a pay cut of 30 percent or even more. This new analysis shows the Republican scheme to hurt unemployed Americans will result in 3.4 million fewer jobs over the next year and needless pain for millions of families struggling because of the COVID-19 crisis across the country. Republicans and the Trump administration need to get their act together, stop pandering to corporate interests and get serious about helping our workers and families.”