Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with Granite Staters and employment attorneys from around the state to highlight the need for Congress to pass COVID-19 relief legislation that includes an extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits that were passed as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The event came after Senate Republicans allowed the enhanced benefits to expire, which have been critical to helping 30 million Americans who have lost their jobs and livelihoods amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the event, Shaheen heard more from Granite Staters on how the benefits have allowed them to weather this crisis, and employment attorneys on the challenges they are seeing for vulnerable Granite Staters. Extending the enhanced unemployment benefits is a top priority for Shaheen, who is fighting for its inclusion in any upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.

Video of the virtual meeting can be seen below: