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The 1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill

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The 1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill

A $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, is a sweeping piece of legislation intended to get the U.S. and its residents back on their feet after a year-long shut-down of much of the economy. This FNX NOW segment produced in partnership with Ethnic Media Services discusses the bill which includes a new round of stimulus checks, added unemployment benefits, $125 billion to help schools reopen, $350 billion for state and local governments, and $ 250 billion to support vaccination efforts. Speakers include Chad Stone who is the Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi who represents the 8th District of Illinois.

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