BGOV Bill Summary: S. 5085, $2,000 Payments & Tech Shield Repeal

Dec. 30, 2020, 3:01 PM

Stimulus payments for individuals would be increased to $2,000 under S. 5085, which also would repeal the legal shield protecting internet companies from liability for most user-posted content.

The measure also would create an advisory committee to examine the integrity of the 2020 federal election and require states to disclose when foreign nationals have access to election systems.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) introduced the bill as an alternative to a House-passed bill (H.R. 9051) that includes only payment changes.

Stimulus Payments

The bill would increase payments under the fiscal 2021 spending law and virus aid ...

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