“The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill Wednesday night aimed at limiting the financial trauma that the coronavirus pandemic is inflicting on the United States. Lawmakers acted with unusual speed and cooperation to produce the largest economic rescue package in history. With 96 voting in affirmative and no opposition, the legislation moves on to the House.”
The House Speaker expects to approve on Friday morning and President Trump says he will sign it immediately.
“The bill would extend $1,200 to most American adults and $500 for most children, create a $500 billion lending program for businesses, cities and states, and a $367 billion employee retention fund for small businesses. It would direct $130 billion to hospitals and provide four months of expanded unemployment insurance, among other things..
“Lawmakers and the White House were bombarded with lobbyists and special interest groups seeking assistance during the negotiations, and the price tag rose from $850 billion to $2.2 billion in just a matter of a few days.”
Don’t normally get ‘bogged down’ in political issues … but folks locally and across the US are hurting, many businesses shut-down as the nation attempts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. During the debate, a spokesperson for Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the No. 2 Senate Republican, announced just minutes before the vote that the Senator was returning to South Dakota to self-quarantine because he was not feeling well…
More details by numerous sources … all day long and for days to come…
At home, more businesses closed, and restaurants turn their attention to providing take-outs. Call your favorite, place your order and pick it up… They deserve our support…
And, Star Telephone announced more ‘hot spots’ for the public to use, especially students who need the Internet to do their homework … It’s free. … See hours of availability on our news page.
Never seen anything like what the county, state and nation are going thru. … We will be OK, but must stick together and abide by the rules of those in charge. … This virus kills.
“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.” Bruce Lee
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“And, remember if you only walk on sunny days you’ll never reach your destination.” Paulo Coetho
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