Federal Relations

August 3, 2020

Still Not Close

Even as the federal unemployment enhancement support of $600 per week officially expired last week, the White House, Congressional Republicans, and Congressional Democrats are still not close to a deal on the next COVID-19 relief bill.  While Republicans offered a short-term unemployment extension, Democrats rejected it as the sides are not close on a deal on anything else.

Different provisions of importance to UW and other institutions of higher education are included in various bills in both chambers of Congress.

We will continue to provide updates.