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People waiting in line to receive a food bank donation on May 15 in New York City. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

3 in 4 voters support keeping or expanding the $600 per week of supplemental unemployment benefits that the federal government is providing for those who lost their job during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a Morning Consult poll of 1,987 registered voters.

Why it matters: More than 20 million American workers remain unemployed as the Trump administration pushes for unemployment benefits created through the CARES Act to end in late July, Politico reports.

  • House Democrats' Heroes Act would extend the CARES Act's additional $600 weekly unemployment benefit through the end of January 2021, but the Senate has not taken up similar legislation.

By the numbers: 35% of all surveyed voters said they want benefits to remain the same, while 13% said the benefits should be reduced.

  • 57% of Democrats said they supported support expanding unemployment insurance, while 27% said they would like to see the benefits stay the same.
  • 25% of Republicans said the government should increase unemployment insurance, while 42% said it should stay the same.
  • 36% of independents believed the government should increase the benefits and that there shouldn’t be any change, respectively, and only 11% said they should be cut back.

Methodology: This poll was conducted June 12-14 among 1,987 registered voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

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House Democrats prepare new $2.4 trillion COVID-19 relief package

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Liz Lynch/Getty Images

House Democrats are preparing a slimmed-down coronavirus relief proposal focused on unemployment and direct payments that would cost roughly $2.4 trillion.

Why it matters: Democrats and Republicans have been deadlocked in negotiations for more aid despite CARES Act funds expiring over the summer.

Updated 18 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Pelosi appoints GOP Rep. Kinzinger to Jan. 6 committee

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Sunday that she has appointed Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to serve on the House select committee investigating the Jan 6. Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Pelosi's announcement comes after she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

USCP chief: Officers testifying before Jan. 6 committee "need to be heard"

Thomas Manger, the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

New Capitol Police chief Tom Manger said officers testifying before the Jan. 6 select committee this week "need to be heard."

Driving the news: The select committee's first hearing is set to take place on Tuesday and will feature testimony from law enforcement officers who were subject to some of the worst of violence during the insurrection.