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BGOV Bill Summary: Senate-Passed H.R. 748, Virus Funding (1)

March 25, 2020, 9:59 PMUpdated: March 27, 2020, 3:41 PM

About $340 billion would be provided to respond to the coronavirus pandemic in an emergency supplemental spending package released by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

The provisions were part of the $2 trillion “phase three” stimulus package in the version of H.R. 748 passed by the Senate 96-0 on March 25.

The measure reflects an agreement between Senate leaders and the White House to provide aid to individuals, families, and various sectors of the economy.

“States and localities facing this head-on are in desperate need of federal support,” Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said in a news release....

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