But the most significant provision could be its extension of enhanced unemployment benefits through January 2021.
Critics warn this could undermine states’ efforts to reopen and put a drag on our economic recovery through 2021.
The original $2 trillion CARES Act, passed in March, expanded eligibility for state-level unemployment benefits, and it gave workers an additional $600 weekly in federally funded benefits.
This legislative debate will come to a head on Friday, with the HEROES Act coming up for a vote in the Democratic-controlled House.
The HEROES Act could delay any meaningful rebound in our economy until at least 2021.

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