Congress Agrees on $2 Trillion Stimulus Relief Package
The White House and Senate have officially agreed upon a $2 trillion dollar stimulus relief package, the largest in Congerss history. The deal was finally reached around 1 AM this morning and the package will provide support to the economy and U.S. citizens in the following ways: $250 billion dollars will be allocated directly to individuals and families making under $75,000 a year. $350 billion will go to small businesses. $250 billion will be directed towards unemployment benefits, and $500 billion will support failing corporations. Additionally, $130 billion will go towards struggling hospitals and $150 billion to state and local governments responding to the pandemic crisis.
In the U.S. the number of infectious cases has reached almost 55,000 with the number of deaths totaling 784. Due to the exponential growth of cases in New York City, the White House declared anyone who has recently left the city is strongly encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days. In the state of Washington, entire weddings and funerals have been banned.