CCAGW Annual Ratings

Further Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations -- Emergency Unemployment Insurance


Johnson, R-Wis., amendment no. 1558 to the bill that would strike from the bill provisions that would require employers to provide additional sick leave and family and medical leave for employees affected by COVID-19, and provisions that would provide tax credits to employers that provide such benefits. The amendment would create a temporary federal emergency unemployment insurance program and require states to offer unemployment benefits to employees who are unable to work due to COVID-19, including to care for dependents due to illness or school closures. It would require states to pay benefits on a weekly basis, at a rate equal to the lesser of two-thirds of an employee's average weekly earnings or $1,000. It would require the federal government to reimburse states for the full cost of unemployment insurance benefits provided under the program beyond those currently provided under state law. It would also require the federal government to reimburse employers with fewer than 500 employees that provide paid leave due to COVID-19, up to $1,000 per week and $10,000 in aggregate per employee. The benefit program would retroactively take effect beginning on March 1 and sunset on December 31, 2020.

Vote Number: 
Senate Vote 75
Bill Number: 
HR 6201
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Rejected 50-48 : R 48-3; D 2-43; I 0-2