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Release: Rep. Huot votes to replenish Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, deliver bonus pay to frontline workers

Monday, April 25, 2022

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Tonight, the Minnesota House approved legislation to replenish the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund and deliver $1,500 bonus checks for more than 600,000 frontline workers, including health care workers, first responders, child care providers, food service and retail workers, and more. Additionally, the bill makes hourly school employees like paraprofessionals, classroom assistants, bus drivers and others eligible for unemployment benefits in the summer.

Rep. John Huot (DFL-Rosemount) voted for the legislation and issued the following statement:

“Tonight, we did right by Minnesota by voting to deliver the hero pay our workers deserve and the support our small businesses need. The House has been working to reach an agreement with the Senate and Governor Walz on frontline worker bonuses and replenishing the unemployment insurance trust fund since January.

Governing in a divided Legislature requires compromise, and it is time for the Senate GOP to join the House DFL in our efforts to resolve these issues.”