The numbers are staggering. 16 million Americans over the last three weeks have applied for unemployment insurance due to the coronavirus pandemic. People are still awaiting stimulus checks, and small businesses and non-profits are applying or SBA disaster loans.
Funds are not circulating to those in need as promised and hoped for small business people who are feeling the pain financially from the stay at home orders and the deadly virus. AURN’s April Ryan speaks with Congress member Barbara Lee (D-CA) who talks about an overloaded system and efforts of the Congressional Black Caucus to ensure all businesses and applicants have access to emergency funding.
More than 17 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last four weeks. Families are struggling to put food on the table, workers have lost their health care, students home from school don’t have reliable internet access.
Congress must do more.
— Barbara Lee (@BLeeForCongress) April 11, 2020
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