The Senate unveiled a bipartisan Coronavirus relief package Wednesday; announcing more than $2 Trillion in new spending as Democrats pursue far-left proposals before the final vote in the House of Representatives.
According to the document, liberal lawmakers are asking for:
USDA/OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL – $750,000
The bill provides funding for conducting audits and investigations of projects and activities carried out with
the supplemental funding provided in response to coronavirus.
USDA/RURAL DEVELOPMENT – $145.5 million
RURAL BUSINESS COOPERATIVE SERVICE – $20.5 million
The bill provides the necessary subsidy to make $1 billion in lending authority available for the Business and
Industry loan guarantee program, which provides much-needed financing to business owners that might not
be able to qualify for a loan on their own.
RECONNECT PILOT – $100 million
The bill provides grants for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment
needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas
FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM ON INDIAN RESERVATIONS – $100 million
The bill provides additional funding for low-income households living on Indian reservations and participating
Indian Tribal Organizations.
Justice Information Sharing Technology: $2 million for enhanced departmental telework capabilities.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS – $75 million for grants, including funding to state arts
agencies and other partners in an effort to help local, state, and regional communities provide continued
access to cultural organizations and institutions of learning.
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES – $75 million for grants, including funding
for state humanities councils and other partners in an effort to help local, state, and regional communities
provide continued access to cultural organizations and institutions of learning.
Read the full list here.