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White House Says $400 Weekly Unemployment Benefits Will Start Soon

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says federal unemployment benefits will be returning soon. On Tuesday, Kudlow said the benefits would pay roughly $400 per week as a median, and start up in about two weeks. Unemployment benefits have been a major sticking point for Congress on the next coronavirus relief bill.  House Democrats want to extend the $600 per week benefits that expired in July, while Senate Republicans want to cut them down to $200 per week. Should the government continue to offer unemployment benefits until the pandemic ends? Or are they too expensive to continue?


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