The next round of stimulus got underway yesterday, with Senate Republicans releasing their proposal and Democrats meeting with White House officials, reports The Washington Post (subscription). Some highlights of the new proposal:
Five-year COVID-19-related liability protections for businesses, health care providers and schools.
$100 billion or more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which benefits small businesses.
Another round of $1,200 checks for Americans and financial support for schools. A reduction in emergency employment benefits from $600 to $200 per week, until states can set up their own unemployment programs to pay 70% of income. (A reminder: the current benefits run out very soon.)