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Brady: President Trump is Taking Action to Help Americans Suffering From Democrats’ Harmful Delays

August 08, 2020

The Woodlands, TX–Ways and Means Republican Leader Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX-08) issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to take action to help Americans in need:

“American families shouldn’t suffer because Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer demand a crazy $3 trillion special interest wishlist instead of helping workers and Main Street businesses. President Trump has taken action to provide extra federal unemployment help that Democrats continue to block, as well as to allow workers — including essential workers — to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks.

“The temporary $400-a-week supplement on top of the traditional state benefits will help the unemployed, no doubt, but it means that more than half of the jobless will earn more unemployed than at work. This maintains a serious barrier to reconnecting workers to their jobs, which means fewer Main Street businesses will survive, and the Covid recovery will be slower.

“This should be a wake-up call: Democrats need to stop the partisan delay tactics and work with Republicans and President Trump to pass a bill that provides the lasting support our workers and businesses need.”

Note: Text of the President’s executive actions on payroll taxes and unemployment insurance are available here.