unemployment benefits As Pandemic Wanes, Eugene-Springfield Businesses Strive To Rebound By Brian Bull • Jun 16, 2021 Brian Bull / KLCC Oregon businesses are eager to resume the pre-pandemic economy. Yet even with COVID-19 cases declining, there are challenges. Wyden To McConnell: Senate GOP Needs To Come Back And Revive Unemployment Benefits By Brian Bull • Jul 31, 2020 The White House / Flickr.com Congress has adjourned for the weekend, without resolving the issue of “supercharged” unemployment benefits. The weekly $600 in federal aid for jobless Americans expired Friday (7/31), after the U.S. Senate failed to reach a deal. Wyden And McConnell Debate Necessity Of 'Supercharged' Benefits By Brian Bull • Jul 14, 2020 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture / Flickr.com With so-called “supercharged” unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month, the U.S. Senate is divided largely along party lines on whether or not to extend them. Unemployment Benefits During COVID-19: When Workers Must Resume Job, When They Can Refuse By Brian Bull • May 20, 2020 Brian Bull / KLCC Across the U.S., businesses are trying to relaunch. And some are having trouble getting their former employees back.