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Tillis Fails North Carolina Again As Another Inadequate GOP Stimulus Bill Collapses

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September 10, 2020

Tillis Fails North Carolina Again As Another Inadequate GOP Stimulus Bill Collapses

Tillis, GOP Allies Vote to Permanently Cut Unemployment After More Than 13,000 New North Carolina Claims Filed Last Week


Raleigh, N.C. - Thom Tillis continued his streak of failing to respond adequately to the on-going public health and economic crises today as yet another GOP stimulus bill collapsed in the face of bipartisan opposition. As part of their bill, Tillis and his Republican allies voted to permanently cut $600 federal unemployment payments in half. Data released today showed that more than 13,000 North Carolinians filed new unemployment claims last week as thousands across the state continue to lose their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic.


Piedmont Rising Executive Director Casey Wilkinson made the following statement:


“Today’s vote is just more evidence that Thom Tillis’ has never taken the economic consequences of the pandemic seriously. He and his allies wasted months refusing to act to help North Carolinians in crisis, and instead are now pushing an inadequate, watered down stimulus plan that gives immunity to his corporate donors but won’t help regular North Carolinians. $300 a week doesn’t even come close to covering a family’s monthly expenses in any part of North Carolina. Thousands of North Carolinians continue to lose their jobs, but Tillis wants to permanently cut support for struggling families instead of bringing people together to pass a relief bill his constituents desperately need.”

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