The support package includes $600 incentive checks for most US citizens. And weekly unemployment payments will rise by $300.
In the United States, both chambers of the US Congress adopted a bill that provides for a package of measures to allocate $2.3 trillion to support the economy in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
It is indicated that this is one of the largest budget documents that the US Congress has ever considered. It can only be compared with the CARES Act, the first $2.2 trillion aid package for American citizens and businesses, which was passed in late March.
The current bill, in particular, allocates $1.4 trillion in federal spending, covering, inter alia, issues of transport, agriculture, health care, national security, and foreign policy, - said in a statement.
A separate part provides for the allocation of $900 billion to stimulate small businesses through a payroll protection program. In this regard, it claims, in particular, an increase of $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits. The support package also includes $600 incentive checks for most US citizens.
Earlier it was reported that US lawmakers agreed on a new stimulus package amid the pandemic. The White House has already announced that the president intends to sign a new draft law.