According to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, the July jobs report showed the recent increase in coronavirus cases was not as “difficult economically as some people feared.” On Friday, Kudlow emphasized the jobs survey was taken amid a spike in cases in several states.
President Trump said he wants to extend emergency unemployment benefits in the next stimulus package. During an interview Tuesday, he noted that the people who have lost their jobs amid the pandemic shouldn’t be blamed for requiring assistance.
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is calling on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits before they expire Friday.
Negotiations are set to begin in the Senate after Republicans release their phase four coronavirus relief package. While the Senate hopes to strike a deal before they break for recess on August 7, Democrat leaders are warning senators to keep their travel plans “flexible.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will not consider liability protections for businesses in the next stimulus package. During an interview Sunday, she said providing legal protections will allow businesses, hospitals and schools to remain unaccountable from protecting their workers from coronavirus.
The latest weekly jobless report showed more than 1.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, which marked the first rise in three months.
Top GOP leaders are kicking off negotiations for the next stimulus package as relief funds are set to expire at the end of the month.
Senior White House Adviser and First Daughter Ivanka Trump is working on initiatives to help open up opportunities for American workers amid the pandemic. One America’s Mary Holman reports.
Nearly 1.5 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, with data showing blue state unemployment spiking in comparison to red states. On Wall to Wall, Greta spoke with President Trump’s Former Economic Adviser, Stephen Moore, about how Democrat governors are destroying their state economies with slower reopening plans.