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Senator Marsha Blackburn Pushes to Repeal Unemployment Benefits Bonus

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn cosigned the Get Americans Back to Work Act to repeal the increase in unemployment benefits brought on by President Joe Biden and the Democrats.

This bicameral legislation in was introduced by U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.) and U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), along with cosigners Senators Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Tommy Tuberville (R- Ala.).

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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President Joe Biden’s statement on Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Good afternoon. It’s a good day today. You know, when we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way. Today, I can say we’ve taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise that help is on the way.

I want to thank — start off by thanking the Vice President, but I want to thank all of the senators who worked so hard to reach a compromise to do the right thing for the American people during this crisis and voted to pass the American Rescue Plan.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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President Joe Biden’s remarks on American Rescue Plan

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Good morning, folks. For a few weeks now, an overwhelming percentage of the American public has made it clear that they support my American Rescue Plan. And the House of Representatives took the first step toward making it a reality.

And I want to thank — and I called her just a few moments ago — Nancy Pelosi for her extraordinary — Speaker Pelosi — for her extraordinary leadership and all those who supported our plan.

United States President Joe Biden.

United States President Joe Biden.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces Reconnect to Workforce Partnership

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has announced Reconnect to Workforce, a partnership between the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s Tennessee Reconnect program and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development that will assist up to 500,000 Tennesseans claiming unemployment benefits to earn a college degree while fulfilling work search requirements.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Department of Labor releases Fraud Alert for Nationwide Unemployment Email Scam

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) warns unemployment claimants about an email scam that continues to make its way across the country.

Example of fraudulent email about unemployment benefits.

Example of fraudulent email about unemployment benefits.

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Federal Unemployment Benefits May End Soon for Many Claimants

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Many Tennesseans currently receiving unemployment benefits through programs funded by the CARES Act could be nearing the end of their weekly payments.

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October Quarter Change May Impact Some Tennessee Unemployment Claimants

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – On Monday, October 4th, 2020, the calendar used to determine unemployment benefits will start a new quarter.

This could impact many unemployment claims.

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Unemployment Claimants Work Search Requirement to Resume

 

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) will once again ask unemployment claimants to complete weekly work searches beginning Sunday, October 4th, 2020.

Claimants who choose to continue receiving unemployment benefits will start work search activities during the week of Sunday, September 27th.

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Tennessee sets up Hotline for Applicants Applying for Emergency Cash Assistance

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) launched a special hotline this month to help make it easier for families with children to check on their application for emergency cash assistance.

Applicants can call 833.496.0661 to learn the status of their application, including approval or denial and how much money the approved family can expect to receive.

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Tennessee Department of Labor Reduces Unemployment Claim Backlog and Opens Access to Self-Service Delivery

 

Organizational Changes Lead To Improvements In Customer Service

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is announcing improvements in two key performance measures that affect unemployment benefit service delivery.

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