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Van Hollen critiques GOP Coronavirus relief bill

July 31st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Negotiations on a new coronavirus relief bill hit an impasse on Capitol Hill this week, leaving no clear path forward even as millions of Americans face a sudden drop in unemployment benefits, and the economy teeters on the brink.  A meeting between top White House officials and Democratic leaders ended with no agreement on extending emergency unemployment benefits that expire today (Friday) or on reviving a moratorium on evictions that lapsed last week. That means some 20 million jobless Americans will lose $600 weekly enhanced unemployment benefits that Congress approved in March, which could send the economy reeling. Senate Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, was asked to weigh in on the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus relief package…

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