Full Committee Hearing

Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19: The CARES Act and the Role of Unemployment Insurance During the Pandemic

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Time: 02:30 PM Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

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For this hearing, the Senate Committee on Finance will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician (OAP), the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of Members, witnesses, staff and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this hearing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.finance.senate.gov.   

All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing starts. Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid or service, including closed captioning service for webcast hearings, should contact the committee clerk at 202-224-4515 at least three business days in advance of the hearing date.

Questions about the feed or general questions about media attendance can be directed to: Michael_Zona@finance.senate.gov

Member Statements

  1.  Chuck Grassley (R - IA)
  2.  Ron Wyden (D - OR)


Panel One

  1. The Honorable Eugene Scalia
    Secretary of Labor
    United States Department of Labor
    Washington , DC

Panel Two

  1. Scott Sanders
    Executive Director
    National Association of State Workforce Agencies
    Washington , DC
  2. Beth Townsend
    Iowa Workforce Development
    Des Moines , IA
  3. José Javier Rodríguez
    State Senator
    Florida Senate
    Miami , FL
  4. Michele Evermore
    Senior Policy Analyst
    National Employment Law Project
    Washington , DC
  5. Les Neilly
    Neilly Canvas Goods Company
    Pittsburgh , PA

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Senate Committee on Finance
Attn. Editorial and Document Section
Rm. SD-219
Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510-6200