Republicans in the Senate have proposed slashing the extra federal benefit to $200 per week.
"If you've lost your job through no fault of your own, Republicans want you to take a 30% pay cut. Can you believe that?" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted.
Proposals from the Senate GOP suggest a lesser amount in unemployment enhancement than included in the CARES Act.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to unveil a bill on Monday, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told ABC News.
"The check is there, the re-employment bonus is there," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
The CARES Act authorized enhanced unemployment payments, though these are due to end this week with no further relief yet signed off.
As coronavirus cases surge further jobs are under threat, with an unemployment benefit boost set to come to an end.
The immediate concern is how renters will pay rent without continued federal unemployment benefits, but a ripple effect could put a glut of houses on the market.
Two in five young Americans used their emergency savings during the coronavirus crisis, as unemployment tops 30 million.
"Basic unemployment insurance, which is a shared responsibility with the states and the federal government, is important," Mitch McConnell said.
The current federal supplement to jobless benefits of $600 per week is slated to expire this weekend.
Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia on Tuesday said the $600 per week in enhanced unemployment benefits shouldn't be extended past July 31, reiterating that it allowed a majority of jobless Americans to earn more not to work.
The last payments with expanded unemployment benefits will be sent out Saturday and Sunday.
The CARES Act that has seen unemployed Americans received an enhanced benefit of $600 a week will expire at the end of July—but payments will end sooner.
"Families are going to face high rates of eviction, homelessness, food insecurity, hunger," Indivar Dutta-Gupta said. "And the economy overall is going to see much slower progress in a recovery than otherwise."
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State officials are working with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the U.S. Department of Labor to see if similar schemes are happening in other states.
The belief that most people receiving stimulus payments are financially incentivized to stay home is true only if you look at salaries alone—and ignore benefits.
"We are reaching the levels of unemployment which are likely to persist until a more true reopening can occur," said Jamie Cox, managing partner for Harris Financial Group.
The president's son pointed to a decline in jobless claims, despite the total still being upward of 1 million.
Eight individuals are accused of creating bogus companies such as Charm Boutique and Infinite Cleaning to swindle California out of unemployment benefit money.
"What is most striking is the widespread impact on household income from the pandemic," Greg McBride of Bankrate told Newsweek.
Even after receiving initial unemployment claims, some states have been slow in sending out financial assistance.
1,900 jobs are set to be axed, with most of the closures affecting the Cafe Rouge and Bella Italia chains.
"We're very focused on, as part of the next CARES Act, we're going to seriously consider whether we need to put more payments and direct payments," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
The Labor Department said a technicality may cause many Americans to have their $600 of weekly unemployment benefits cut off one week early at the end of July.
While some economists are optimistic about a V-shaped recovery, millions of Americans continue to file new jobless claims, a big chunk of business closures are permanent, and COVID-19 cases are spiking in some areas.
Many workers in businesses and industries across the country are still out of work and awaiting a rehiring spree from their former employer that may not come.
White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said a second stimulus package will not come until after July and will focus on small businesses and investors.
"The United States is still in the throes of a major, ongoing joblessness crisis," Andrew Stettner of the Century Foundation said.