Unemployment Advantages Have Formally Expired For Tens of millions—As Trump Continues To Delay The Signing Of New Stimulus Invoice
#Roommates, despite having received monthly benefits since the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year – Millions of Americans are now officially out of unemployment benefits as Trump continues to tug his feet and sign a new economic bill. As many tried to celebrate the holiday season amid rising COVID-19 cases, the official unemployment benefit deadline was running out and with no breaking news on when an updated stimulus package will be available, things are more uncertain than ever.
@ABCNews reports that nearly 10 million Americans who have relied on unemployment benefits as a means of financial assistance have officially ended those benefits. That deadline should be avoided as a new stimulus plan was about to be put in place – but Trump put an end to that. He refused to sign an end-of-year COVID-19 relief and spending bill, which was deemed to be operational before his sudden objections. The fate of the stimulus package remained in the limelight as Trump continued to call for greater stimulus-relief controls and complained about “pork” spending. Without widespread stimulus funding, the government would be shut down if the money ran out at 12:01 am on December 29th.
President-elect Joe Biden urged Trump to sign the bill immediately before the deadline. He said: “It’s the day after Christmas and millions of families don’t know if they can make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an overwhelmingly bipartisan Congress-approved economic relief bill. “However, approximately 9.5 million people had relied on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, which provided unemployment insurance to freelancers, gig workers and others who were normally ineligible. After receiving their final checks, these recipients would be unable to seek further assistance.
In addition to unemployment benefits that have already expired, Trump’s ongoing refusal to sign the bill would result in eviction protection expiring and a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants, and theaters, as well as putting money on hold for lack of money transit systems and distribution Vaccines.
The relief was also tied to a $ 1.4 trillion government funding bill to keep the federal government running through September, which would mean failing to sign by December 29th would trigger a federal shutdown.
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