Wyden: Senate GOP COVID Proposal 'Heartless' and 'Unthinkable'

Wyden: Senate GOP COVID Proposal 'Heartless' and 'Unthinkable'


During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) stated that the coronavirus relief proposal by Senate Republicans is “heartless and it’s just unthinkable. There is no time to waste on these kinds of partisan proposals.”

“Hello, I’m Senator Ron Wyden from the wonderful state of Oregon.

I’ve talked a lot recently with Oregonians who are walking an economic tightrope every day, having lost jobs or hours at work during the pandemic, trying to figure out a way to make rent, pay groceries, medical bills and car insurance. But one conversation in particular has really stuck with me.

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I was speaking with a mom in Portland. She knew that supercharged unemployment benefits that we pushed so hard to achieve — the $600 weekly boost that was passed in the CARES Act – she knew those benefits were set to expire at the end of July. She told me that for

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