WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Luria joined her colleagues in the Problem Solvers Caucus and a bipartisan group of Senators in announcing a four-month bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework that will prioritize support for families, students, small businesses, and health care providers.
“Eight months after the CARES Act became law, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate families and small businesses across our nation,” said Congresswoman Elaine Luria. “Congress must do its job by finding common ground and putting forth a realistic COVID-19 relief package. I am encouraged by this framework that presents the viable and bipartisan proposals our communities need during this unprecedented public health emergency and economic crisis.”
The framework consists of $908 billion in aid and includes relief in the following key categories:
$288 billion for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
$160 billion for state and local governments
$180 billion for additional unemployment insurance
$82 billion for education funding
$25 billion for Healthcare Provider Relief Fund
$25 billion in housing assistance
$10 billion for dedicated broadband funding
Congresswoman Luria is a member of the Problem Solvers Caucus, which is a bipartisan group in Congress comprised of 50 members, equally comprised of Democrats and Republicans, who are committed to forging bipartisan cooperation on key issues.