While the Senate is Busy Confirming Amy Coney Barrett, Americans Are Still Suffering
Contact your Senators now and tell them to pass the HEROES Act!
While the Senate rushes forward with a confirmation vote today of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, there are millions of Americans still out of work wondering how they will put their next meal on the table.
Today and the past sever weeks, the Senate has effectively ignored the economic hurt millions of Americans are facing. The Senate has decided to use its time to confirm a Supreme Court nominee rather than working to pass a bill to provide economic relief and additional COVID-19 funding. Here's how the Senate should be using their time instead -- by passing the HEROES Act.
The HEROES Act would address the following:
- Almost one million Americans have exhausted their unemployment benefits but the hopes of a job are nowhere in sight. The HEROES Act would help these Americans and extend the $600 weekly unemployment bonus.
- COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in many U.S. states as the U.S. death toll hits 225,000 and a new daily case record was set this weekend. The HEROES Act would send more funding to states and localities for their responses to the virus so they can help their residents and economies.
- Low-income college students are dropping out of college, as they're forced to choose between paying for housing and an education. The HEROES Act would extend the suspension on interest and loan payments for most people with federal student loans until September 2021.
- COVID-19 has been especially harmful for working moms, as they struggle to balance home school, working, and shouldering the majority of family caregiving responsibilities. The HEROES Act would provide $7 billion for child care to support struggling moms.
- With work on hold and a lack of income, many Americans cannot afford their rent. The CDC implemented an eviction moratorium earlier this year, but once this policy ends, many Americans are unsure if they will still have a roof over their heads. The HEROES Act would extend the federal eviction moratorium.
Each and every day the Senate continues to prioritize rushing through a Justice when 60 million Americans have already voted, and while millions more suffer due to the pandemic, is another day the American people are left behind.
Call your Senators now and tell them to pass the HEROES Act and rebuild our country.
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