The “Independent” Women’s Forum Again Tries to Block Federal Efforts to Help Families Weather the Covid-19 Storm

The “Independent” Women’s Forum Again Tries to Block Federal Efforts to Help Families Weather the Covid-19 Storm

Twice in the past month the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) has taken to the pages of The Hill to oppose legislation that would greatly improve the lives of American women and men dealing with the fallout from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Both times, IWF urged Congress to reject providing Americans, who face levels of unemployment unseen since the Great Depression, with an additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits out of concern that some workers would bring in more than they did when they were employed.

IWF also opposed efforts to establish a permanent federal paid-leave program, despite evidence these programs provide security for American families and help prevent the spread of infectious disease.

Read more at The Hill, where this op-ed was first published on June 30, 2020.

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