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Senate Finance Cmte Aug 4
When Senate Republicans propose giving a tax write-off for three-martini lunches instead of renewing unemployment benefits
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Darden Rice Aug 4
“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trial by fire, but the experience to date has made clear that the health-care system is ready for broader access to telehealth on a permanent basis.” ~ Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal for permanent expansion of telemedicine
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Jeff Stein Aug 3
Replying to @JStein_WaPo
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) when asked about wage replacement idea: "This is another idea to stiff unemployed workers, and [it] crashes the system .. "The states tell us they can't make it work"
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Jeff Stein Jul 23
Talked to , who led the push for the current $600/week unemployment benefit, about the coming cliff in benefits: "They're talking about it being a few weeks. Well, people are going to be hurting this week. They can't eat retroactively."
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Arthur Delaney Jul 21
Dems want to preserve that $600 but also they want to stop states from wrongly denying benefits to people who reasonably refuse unsafe work
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Chuck Schumer Jul 1
We CANNOT allow Republicans to let enhanced unemployment benefits expire amid COVID. I took to to explain how & I are proposing to extend them as long as this crisis continues: The American Workforce Rescue Act
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Senate Democrats Jun 29
WATCH: Senate Democrats are taking to the Senate floor to continue to push for greater assistance for state and local governments struggling to provide essential services amid COVID-19:
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National Partnership Jun 18
“The has hammered home why is so urgently needed.” ~ - is just one of an array of programs to give working people a path to the middle class. "We can do better than this."
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The Hill Jun 17
NEW: Democrats press IRS over report that it failed to audit high-income non-filers
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MomsRising Jun 9
HAPPENING NOW: is holding a hearing on ! You can watch live: Thank you for lifting up the stories and voices of working families.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: There’s a lot to account for on this issue. It’s unfortunate that the Trump administration is continuing to stonewall our oversight by blocking Commissioner Hahn from answering our questions today.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: The president glommed onto those reports, and without any valid evidence, he spent weeks declaring it the ultimate game changer in the fight against the pandemic.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: Back in March, with the pandemic exploding nationwide, far-right media began talking about using this old malaria drug to treat .
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: As for the subject of this afternoon’s hearing, I want to focus on one specific example of the FDA and the president teaming up to put Americans in danger. I want to talk about hydroxychloroquine.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: I want to make something very clear: this committee has real muscle when it comes to federal health care spending. Today I’m calling on this committee to come together in the weeks and months ahead and use all that power to right the wrongs of the past.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: has hit the African American community harder than virtually any other group of Americans, and the status quo is immoral. There is a long and terrible history of our health care system working against black people in America.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: The injustice driving peaceful protestors to the streets over the last few days is woven throughout society. Since the committee is dealing with health care in today’s hearing, I’m going to start with an immediate piece of urgently-needed health care reform.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: The kindling laid down over of centuries of racial injustice was reignited by the murder of George Floyd. The president is agitating for MORE violence and MORE escalation as our nation suffers.
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Senate Finance Cmte Jun 2
Replying to @RonWyden
.: While the committee meets for this hearing, is ripping through nursing homes and killing thousands of Americans each week. Unemployment is at near-Depression levels.
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