A new Democratic plan to break the logjam in COVID-19 stimulus relief negotiations would give people $600 a week in extra unemployment benefits. The plan did pass the U.S. House on October 1 in a vote. However, negotiations between Democrats and Republicans continue, and Democrats need Republican support for the plan to actually go into place.
Is that likely to happen? It’s possible because both sides have expressed a desire to help people who are unemployed, not to mention the other aspects in the bill, such as another round of $1,200 COVID-19 stimulus checks. However, on unemployment checks, Republicans have voiced concern that a $600 amount gives people too much of a disincentive to work. Some Republican leaders made those comments because people initially got the extra