Republicans and Democrats are still at odds over a settlement on what should go into a final stimulus package. This, as 12 million people could lose unemployment benefits in a few weeks if nothing is done before the end of the year.
A problem solvers caucus made up of 4 senators from each party introduced a bipartisan $908 billion coronavirus stimulus package this week but so far no agreement.
The proposal includes extensions for unemployment insurance as millions of Americans are still without jobs due to the pandemic.
"It will provide $700 a week unemployment. that money will be spent at local grocery stores and hardware stores and pay rent and all of that. It puts some money into emergency rental assistance for people who have been laid off and can't find a job," said Sen. Sherrod Brown.
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