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Texas is the biggest GOP-led state to end federal unemployment benefits, cutting off an estimated 1.3 million from $8.8 billion in aid

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Texas is joining at least 19 other GOP-led states in ending its participation in federal unemployment benefits early.
On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott told the Labor Department that the state was withdrawing from "further federal unemployment compensation related to the COVID-19 pandemic" effective June 26, which includes an additional $300 in weekly benefits.
"The Texas economy is booming and employers are hiring in communities throughout the state," Abbott said in a statement. "According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the number of job openings in Texas is almost...
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Biden isn't stepping in to stop 19 GOP-led states from yanking federal unemployment within weeks

Biden isn't stepping in to stop 19 GOP-led states from yanking federal unemployment within weeks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement At least 19 Republican-led states are terminating federal unemployment aid programs starting in June in an effort to force more people back to work - Alaska and West Virginia are two of the latest. Some Democrats urged the Biden administration to step in and prevent this from happening, but there's no sign they will.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called on the administration to keep jobless aid flowing under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for millions of gig workers, contractors, and freelancers, set up under a federal rescue package early last year...
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