June 19, 2021
General News

Tenn. politicians react to Gov. Lee dropping federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs

In this photo illustration, a person files an application for unemployment benefits on April 16, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

TENNESSEE (WATE) — Tennessee will be dropping federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs as of July 3, as Governor Bill Lee touts Tennesseans have access to over 250,000 jobs across the state.

Leaders with the Democratic Caucus are condemning Gov. Lee’s decision to end the programs.

Representative Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) stated via Twitter that, “It is reprehensible that @GovBillLee has cut the $300 federal portion of unemployment. I spoke this week with a mom with 6 kids who desperately needed that money. This is cruel and inhuman.”

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