Your Daily Roundup for July 23rd
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
1.4 million more Americans are out of work:
For the first time in over three months, there was an increase in new filings of state unemployment benefits last week, with 1.4 million more Americans losing their jobs. This is on top of the 975,000 Americans who filed for the emergency federal program last week.
The harrowing jobs number comes as the $600-per-week unemployment bonus is set to expire at the end of this month. Lawmakers are in Washington currently debating whether to extend it to provide Americans impacted by the pandemic with additional relief.
The Trump administration is deploying more federal agents to America’s cities:
In addition to the federal agents in Portland, Oregon, the Trump administration is deploying more agents to Albuquerque, New Mexico and Chicago. Protestors have been in Oregon for two months since the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, demonstrating for reforms to combat systemic racism. The Trump administration is using the agents as a way to, according to them, combat violent crime.
New national polling shows Trump’s approval rating won’t budge:
A trio of national polls out Wednesday show the President’s approval rating still hovering at 40%, with a disapproval near 60%.
- Approve: 40%
- Disapprove: 58%
- Approve: 40%
- Disapprove: 57%
- Approve: 42%
- Disapprove: 56%
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