BREAKING: GOP senators strike deal to allow stimulus to pass Wednesday night

MARCH 25, 2020

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A group of Republican senators has struck a deal with leaders to allow the $2 trillion economic relief package to pass the Senate on Wednesday evening.

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) have agreed to drop procedural objections and let the bill move on a fast track in exchange for a vote on an amendment to the package to cap beefed-up unemployment benefits at 100 percent of workers’ salaries.

The article goes on to state the following:

Graham argued that for South Carolina and other states with low per capita income, a federal plus-up of $600 per week in unemployment benefits will make it tough for employers to hire workers.

Graham said in a speech from the Senate floor Wednesday night that no one should get benefits that are more than 100 percent of their normal salary.

“Under this bill, you get $23.15 an hour based on a 40-hour workweek not to work. And if you’re trying to hire somebody in South Carolina the next four months, you got to compete with that wage,” he said.

Sen. Rick Scott tweeted Wednesday night, “Tonight, @NFIB announced their support for my amendment to make sure we’re creating incentives for people to go back to work when this crisis ends. We are thankful for all of our small businesses in Florida and all they do to keep our state strong!”

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