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Coronavirus in Texas

As Congress feuds over unemployment payments, more than 1.6 million jobless Texans are about to lose a $600 weekly benefit

The CARES Act's $600 weekly unemployment benefit expires in Texas on Saturday, leaving out-of-work Texans in a period of uncertainty as Congress debates what to put in new federal relief legislation.

Marney Mason outside his home on July 21, 2020 in Manor. Mason, a dishwasher at a restaurant, was out of work due to the pandemic.
Marney Mason outside his home on July 21, 2020 in Manor. Mason, a dishwasher at a restaurant, was out of work due to the pandemic.

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