REP. SCOTT PERRY WANTS TO LEAVE UNEMPLOYED PENNSYLVANIANS BEHIND IN COVID-19 RELIEF

PENNSYLVANIA — Earlier this week, Republicans in the United States Senate proposed a woefully inadequate COVID-19 relief package that would slash weekly unemployment benefits from $600 a week to $200 a week. Rep. Scott Perry is dodging questions about the proposal, so it’s a good time to remember what he told the Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce about unemployment benefits in April:

“I’m now hearing from Pennsylvania employers that can’t get their employees back to work because unemployment compensation with the federal inclusion of the $600 is too lucrative,” Perry said. “These are the policy provisions that aren’t helpful to the circumstance.”

“Scott Perry is woefully out of touch with his community,” said Brendan Welch, Communications Director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “We are dealing with the greatest public health and economic crisis in a generation. Demeaning the everyday families who need support in this unprecedented time is par for the course for Scott Perry — who has always cared far more about the well-being of special interests and Washington Republican leaders than his own neighbors.”

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