Biden calls on Congress to pass emergency housing package

Politico (USA) | Aug 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • The former vice president also slammed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for allowing the Senate to go home for the weekend without an agreement to extend the increased federal unemployment benefits.
  • Adding to the financial pressure facing millions of Americans, a federal $600-weekly unemployment benefit from the March CARES Act expired Friday night.
  • The former vice president called on Congress to “provide emergency unemployment benefits, greater access to food and nutrition programs, and full subsidies to allow families to keep their health insurance,” echoing the priorities of the House’s $3 trillion Heroes Act passed in May.