BGOV Closer Look: Senate GOP Covid Response Package

July 29, 2020, 1:00 PM

Supplemental unemployment benefits would be continued at a reduced level of $200 per week, about $300 billion in emergency funding would be provided, and the Paycheck Protection Program would be extended and modified under a $1 trillion Covid-19 package unveiled by Senate Republicans.

The package would also shield employers, schools, and businesses, among other entities, from liability if they make “reasonable efforts” to follow public health guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Additional funding for schools and coronavirus testing would also be provided. Eligible individuals would receive another direct payment of as much as $1,200.

The package would expand ...

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