Ben Sasse

New Stimulus Bill Could Give $4,000 Tax Credit to Unemployed Americans

If passed, the bill, introduced by Senators Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ben Sasse of Nebraska, would provide Americans unemployed due to the pandemic with a $4,000 tax credit to use on training programs so they can have a competitive edge in the post-pandemic workforce.

Republicans Threaten to Oppose Coronavirus Stimulus Over Unemployment Aid

The four GOP lawmakers chalked up the conflict to a "drafting error." That mistake, they contended, would inadvertently incentivize low-wage earners to seek unemployment rather than remain at their current job because they could potentially receive more money through unemployment benefits.