WEA members had the opportunity to hear from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici this week during two video conferences.
Both talked about the CARES Act and unemployment.
Wyden championed the unemployment portion of the CARES Act and said he hoped it would help families be able to pay rent, buy groceries, and take care of other necessities.
Bonamici shared yesterday how the money for the Paycheck Protection Program had ran out for small business, but she was hearing talk about additional money in a future aid package.
She also spoke about working with Congressman Peter DeFazio on a future infrastructure package, which would help create jobs.
Wyden said he was working hard back in D.C. on several issues, including talking with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin about getting money flowing to struggling businesses.
The two also talked about how reopening of the economy needs to be driven by science and those in healthcare.