Jobless Americans to get 0 weekly as Trump signs COVID-19 bill

Jobless Americans to get $300 weekly as Trump signs COVID-19 bill

President Donald Trump has signed into law the $ 2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill.


President-elect Joe Biden had raised concerns about Trump’s delay.

“This abdication of responsibility has devastating consequences,” he warned in a statement.

The assent will prevent a government shutdown that is expected to begin Tuesday.

The $ 900 billion aid package will help Americans, registered immigrants and businesses cope with the economic impact caused by the pandemic.

Twelve million people in two pandemic unemployment programs will receive benefits for 11 weeks.

In the breakdown, each adult and child earning up to $ 75,000 will receive a direct payment of $ 600. Those earning between $ 75,000 and $ 99,000 would receive smaller checks.

Unemployed workers will receive up to $ 300 per week through mid-March. Freelancers and concert workers will also get more help.

The bill provides $ 25 billion to help families pay rent; extends the current moratorium on evictions until January 31.

Allocates $ 13 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The $ 284 billion Paycheck Protection Program loan amount has gone to small businesses, nonprofits and local newspapers, radio and television stations.

Additionally, $ 15 billion would be reserved for live venues, independent cinemas, and cultural institutions.

The deal will grant child care centers $ 10 billion to reopen safely.

It provides $ 68 billion for the purchase and distribution of vaccines, as well as for COVID-19 testing.

Millions will remain connected to the Internet, thanks to the allocation of $ 7 billion.

Transportation-related assistance includes $ 16 billion for airlines to pay salaries, $ 14 billion for transit agencies, $ 10 billion for highways, and $ 1 billion for Amtrak.

Schools will receive $ 82 billion to reopen, while $ 13 billion has been set aside for farmers and agriculture