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Biden’s new plan pledges unemployment reform, but doesn’t put money behind it

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On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a $1.8 trillion economic plan that would invest heavily in childcare, education, and workers.

One part of the sprawling package includes a pledge to work with lawmakers on reforming unemployment insurance, a top priority for Democrats like Sens. Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet. The White House briefing document states the president seeks a system that puts jobless aid on autopilot, meaning government help would automatically increase when the economy crashes and there’s a sudden spike in the unemployment rate.

However, the administration’s plan does not list specific goals such details ⇒

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