U.S. Senate adopts COVID-19 jobless benefit compromise, superseding Republican measure


The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a Democratic compromise measure setting federal unemployment benefits for workers hit by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week through Sept. 6, under President Joe Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The amendment supersedes a Republican measure adopted earlier in the day that would have cut off payments on July 18.





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