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H.R. 8117: Support Peaceful Protest Act

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Should they be disallowed from receiving several hundred extra dollars a week from taxpayers?


Established in late March by the CARES Act due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the congressionally-enacted $600 weekly federal unemployment benefit ended in late July. It was subsequently reinstituted as a halved $300 weekly benefit by a President Trump executive order, but not available to residents of all states. While much of the supplemental CARES Act funding has ended, the length of time that federal unemployment benefits are available is currently through the end of the year.

Protests about racism, policing, and inequities have gripped U.S. cities for several months. While peaceful protests are protected by the First Amendment, rioting is a federal crime, and the Trump Administration’s Justice Department has prosecuted people for ...

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Jim Banks

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 28, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Aug 28, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Aug 28, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on August 28, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Aug 28, 2020

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