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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Democrats Passed a Massive Relief Bill. McConnell Is Focused on Confirming Trump Nominees.

After House Democrats powered through a massive $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill last week, the Senate plans to instead focus on judicial nominations.

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Why Truckers Showed Up and Blasted Their Horns At Trump

The protest, organized by trucker Rick Santiago, was held to express truckers’ frustration over shipping rates that they say are so low that they can’t make a living.

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A Proposal to Cover Employee Salaries Till the End of the Year Is Slowly Gaining Support

“Our economy will continue to hemorrhage unless Congress gets serious about ways to rehire workers and get Americans working again. That’s the urgent need, and that’s the focus of our plan."

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COVID-19 Leaves People of Color Struggling to Pay the Bills

A new poll shows 39% of Latinos and 37% of Black/African-Americans have already skipped a bill, compared to 13% of white participants.

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Big Companies — Not Small Businesses — Made Bank Off of Trump’s Paycheck Protection Program

Nearly 400 publicly traded companies received almost $1.3 billion in loans intended to help small businesses survive, according to an independent analysis of financial record filings.

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States Affected Most By Coronavirus Are Getting Fewer Small Business Loans

The federal government’s small business coronavirus bailout funds have disproportionately flowed to states that have had smaller outbreaks.