Senate Passes Emergency Funding For Providers, Small Businesses

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / April 21, 2020 at 6:01 PM
The Senate passed by voice vote an emergency spending package totaling $484 billion, including $75 billion for providers on Tuesday (April 21). The House is expected to vote on the package as early as Thursday morning. In addition to giving $75 billion to providers, the bill would allocate $25 billion for COVID-19 testing. Of that $25 billion, $11 billion would go to states . The package additionally replenishes the Paycheck Protection Program, which helps small businesses avoid layoffs and rehire...

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