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Joe Biden’s stimulus plan would enact $400 weekly federal unemployment benefits through September 2021 — and it may continue beyond that date

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President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a colossal $1.9 trillion economic aid package on Thursday evening. It contains numerous provisions that could assist millions of Americans, particularly the unemployed.

His plan contains a $400 weekly government supplement to state unemployment checks that expires on Sept. 30 among other sweeping measures. It would be a boost from the $300 currently in place from the $900 billion federal rescue package that Congress approved in late December.

“This gets money quickly into the pockets of millions of Americans who will spend it immediately on food, rent, and other basic needs,” Biden details ⇒

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