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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a news conference following the Democrats weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 23, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dems want to extend $600 unemployment checks Senate Democrats want that extra $600 unemployment check extended.

The additional payments are set to expire July 31, but the proposal announced Wednesday would keep them going until unemployment falls below 11%. The benefit would drop $100 for each percentage point drop, down to 6%.

As of June 5, is national unemployment rate was 13.3%.

Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell has signaled support for extending benefits, but says the $600 has led some people to stay unemployed.

Is this a backdoor plan by Democrats to spur increased wage growth as employers might need to pay more to entice workers to return? Have you decided to continue staying home? Would you be able to do that without the extra $600?