December 27,2020

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Wyden Statement on Trump Signing COVID Relief Bill

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on reports that President Trump has signed the COVID relief bill:

“Donald Trump’s tantrum has resulted in a lapse in unemployment benefits, and cost millions of jobless workers a week’s worth of income. On top of that, there could be a weeks-long delay in getting benefits back up and running. For families wondering how they will pay January rent or buy groceries, a weeks-long delay could have serious consequences. While it’s a huge relief that the bill is signed, Donald Trump’s tantrum has created unnecessary hardship and stress for millions of families.”