The Hill reports:
Millions of people will lose federal unemployment benefits on Saturday as a result of the standoff between Congress and President Trump over the COVID-19 relief measure passed by the House and Senate this week.
Fourteen million people will lose benefits through two programs set up under legislation earlier this year in the initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an estimate by The Century Foundation.
Trump was on the golf course on Friday. The president has had little on his calendar according to the releases sent out each day by the White House press office, though it has emphasized that Trump is hard at work.
How can the President and Congress celebrate Christmas when 14 million Americans are set to lose unemployment aid tomorrow, the government is set to shut down in 4 days, and an eviction moratorium that has kept millions from losing their homes in the pandemic ends New Year’s Eve?
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) December 25, 2020
Unemployment benefits for 14 million people expires tomorrow.
Congress is in recess until Monday and Trump is out golfing.
We need to do better, this is unacceptable and cruel.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 25, 2020