Your Daily Roundup for September 10th
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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:
Unemployment claims were still above 800,000 last week:
857,000 Americans filed for new state unemployment benefits last week, the second week in a row that the figure was above 800,000. An additional 839,000 Americans filed for the federal unemployment assistance program last week.
It’s a sign that the economic recovery is at a standstill, with an unemployment rate still at 8.4% and millions out of work.
Senate Republicans will be voting today on their narrow COVID-19 relief bill:
Republicans in the Senate will force a vote today on their “skinny” relief bill, which halves supplemental unemployment benefits that expired from the CARES Act and does not include another round of stimulus checks for Americans or any federal aid to state and local governments. Democrats have effectively called the bill dead on arrival, which means it will almost certainly not get the 60 votes needed to pass out of the chamber.
Bob Woodward’s forthcoming book shows what the President knew and when he knew it:
Journalist Bob Woodward’s book Fear, which was obtained by members of the media, shows that President Trump knew of the risks of COVID-19 -- including to young people -- and admitted to intentionally downplaying the virus to the public.
President Trump acknowledged to Woodward that the virus was deadlier than the seasonal flu, but said otherwise at campaign rallies in February.
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