Congress Considering Next Round of Aid for Americans

12 million Americans to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas.

12 million Americans are set to lose their emergency jobless benefits on December 26 if no further action is taken by Congress. The CARES act, and subsequent extension of jobless benefits sought to protect the economy from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress has been locked in a months-long stalemate over the next round of aid. 

President Trump has vocally supported another round of aid for Americans and promised to sign the legislation after the November 2020 election. Former Vice President Biden has also expressed the need for Congress to compromise saying, “The refusal of Democrats and Republicans to cooperate with one another is not due to some mysterious force beyond our control, it’s a conscious decision. It’s a choice that we make.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give Congress wisdom on the next round of aid to pass.
  • For the Lord to give President Trump wisdom on how to help the American people recover from the pandemic.
  • That Americans would be preserved from further financial distress.

Sources: AP, NPR, NY Times


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