Quote of the Day

With over 30 million Americans – that’s one in FIVE workers – set to lose a critical lifeline after today, we wanted to be sure you saw this quote from Senator McConnell back in May.
"Obviously a lot of Americans have lost their jobs, so we need to make sure we have unemployment properly funded for as long as we need. And that could well lead to yet another bill.”
What has happened since that time? Well, the GDP contracted at an unprecedented 33% annual rate, the worst decline on record, and weekly UI claims are increasing, not declining. McConnell chose to hit pause, to wait and see what would happen. Since then, things have only gotten worse for Americans. Rather than take another pause to regroup, Senate Republicans need to work with Democrats to pass legislation to extend this assistance now and ensure it is properly funded for as long as we need.