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Senate Democrats struck a last-minute deal on Friday to lower unemployment benefits in the stimulus package to $300 per week and extend the benefits through the end of September, according to a Democratic aide familiar with the decision.
This is a significant change from the rescue package recently approved by the House, which included $400 weekly unemployment benefits that would last through August 29. However, Insider previously reported that Democrats were eyeing some last-minute changes to parts of the bill.
Early on Friday, Senate Democrats reached a decision to lower the benefits to $300 a week — details ⇒
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