House Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

The House votedto approve the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will provide a $2 trillion relief package to help Americans during the ongoing public health crisis. The package offers significant relief for workers, small businesses, and corporations that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The final package includes:

  • $1,200 checks to many Americans and $500 for children
  • $15.8 billion in additional funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • ​$8.8 billion in funding for Children Nutrition Programs
  • $150 billion for health care system 
  • $150 billion to state, tribal, and local government
  • $350 billion in a form of loans to aid small businesses impacted by the pandemic
  • Additional $600 per week for maximum unemployment insurance benefit 

It now heads to President Donald Trump, where he’s expected to sign it into law.

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