U.S. Senate

Gillibrand Says Pandemic Unemployment Aid Should Be Extended Through Next Year

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

As the coronavirus pandemic began to shutter businesses creating mass layoffs, Congress approved an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits for people who lost their jobs due to the crisis.

But now that aid is set to expire at the end of the month. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in an interview to air this evening at 7 on Capital Tonight said the money should be extended through at least 2021.

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Gillibrand Calls For $50B in Child Care Funding

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Tuesday for the creation of a $50 billion stabilization fund to help child care providers stay open due to limited revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The call also comes as state economies across the country and here in New York begin to reopen, sending parents back to work. Schools have been shuttered in New York since March to prevent the spread of the virus.

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