A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a $908 billion coronavirus relief package, which includes $748 billion in jobless benefits and a second round of Paycheck Protection Program loans for small businesses. The package, announced late Monday, also provides $160 billion in liability protection and state and local aid.
“Now it’s up to the leadership to take it and make this happen in a timely basis,” said Sen. Joe Manchin, R-W.Va., in introducing the plan, referring to senior members of Congress.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said in comments on the Senate floor Monday afternoon that “we look forward to reviewing their work.”
Added Schumer: “It is imperative that we pass another round of emergency federal relief from the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” adding that Democrats remain “100% committed to getting another round of emergency relief to the American people before the end of the year and in a robust, bold way because America needs it so badly.”