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More Economic Hardship as Biden and Congress Abandon Post-COVID Unemployed and Renters

Thirty-five million workers lost their COVID-19 unemployment benefits on Labor Day, September 6, and neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it.

As Common Dreams writes: “Despite the ongoing threat posed by the highly transmissible Delta variant, the White House and Democratic lawmakers have provided no indication that they plan to prevent several pandemic-related unemployment programs from expiring on September 6, which—in a cruel irony—happens to be Labor Day.”

Learn more: 'Catastrophe' Feared as 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Jobless Aid in 3 Days