Maryland lawmakers passed the bill in response to the 35-day partial federal government shutdown that ended in January — the longest in the nation’s history.
Members of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Federal Relations quizzed Dayne Freeman — why wasn’t her agency able to provide unemployment benefits to federal workers who weren’t being paid?
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she will introduce emergency legislation that she says would allow federal employees who live in D.C. and who have been working without pay during the partial government shutdown to file for unemployment benefits.
Some federal employees — including those still on the job but not getting paid — have found they’re having to scrape together money for essential goods. Now, many who never thought they’d have to are applying for unemployment benefits.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has approved changes that will raise the maximum weekly benefit from the current $359 per week to as much as $425 per week.
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