WASHINGTON ― As Senate a coronavirus relief bill with only $200 a week in extra unemployment benefits ― down from the ― many House Republicans are signaling that they’re opposed to any extra money at all.
“Zero is the number for me,” Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) told HuffPost on Wednesday.
Several of Williams’ House GOP colleagues also questioned whether the federal government should be providing any additional money to state unemployment benefits as more than 25 million people on Saturday will lose the stipend the federal government has been kicking in since March.
“Too much is $1 over what they would make if they had a job,” Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) said.
Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) claimed