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Bipartisan Group of US Legislators Proposes $908 Billion in COVID-19 Relief
United States House and Senate leaders have reached across the aisle to come up with a new stimulus package to support Americans through the global pandemic, which has shown no signs of abatement. The $908 billion proposal would provide $180 billion to unemployment insurance, enabling unemployed Americans to receive a $300 benefit each week for 18 weeks. The Paycheck Protection Program, which supports the viability of small businesses, including dental practices, will receive another $288 billion. Vaccine testing and distribution, transportation industries, housing assistance and student loan deferment programs are also part of the stimulus plan. It remains unclear how likely the legislation is to move forward. Read more here.