YES on Sasse Amdt re: Unemployment Insurance Benefits in CARES Act


Club for Growth supports the amendment offered by Senator Ben Sasse to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act H.R 748. The amendment is expected to be considered soon in the United States Senate. The result of the vote will be included in the Club for Growth Foundation’s 2020 Congressional Scorecard.

This amendment would ensure that additional unemployment benefits do not result in an individual receiving unemployment compensation that is more than the amount of wages the individual was earning prior to becoming unemployed.

As currently drafted, the CARES could create adverse incentives for employers to lay off workers so they will receive high compensation through unemployment insurance benefits. The federal government should not facilitate additional government dependency on anti-poverty benefit programs but instead should find ways to ensure the workforce returns to normalcy as fast as possible.

Club for Growth Foundation’s Congressional Scorecard for the 116th Congress provides a comprehensive rating of how well or how poorly each member of Congress supports pro-growth, free-market policies and will be distributed to the public.