Season 2 Episode 2 Notes

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  • Checks of 600 versus 1200 last time
    • Families will get $600 per child
  • Unemployment at $300 per week versus 600 last time
    • Extension runs through March 14 (previous $600 boost expired on July 31)
    • 4 million have been unemployed for more than six months
    • 6 million are on unemployment aid
  • Repurposes $429 billion in unused funding from CARES act
  • PPP round two
    • Revenue must have decreased by 25% in one quarter this year compared to last year
    • Cannot get PPP if you’re public
    • Have to have been in operation prior to Feb 15 2020
    • 300 or fewer employees (compared to 500 or fewer)
    • Food and beverage gets 3.5x instead of 2.5x
  • $15 billion for the entertainment industry, specifically independent music venues and theaters
    • The largest public rescue of the arts industry ever
  • The bill includes $20 billion for the purchase of coronavirus vaccines “that will make the vaccine available at no charge for anyone who needs it,” according to a summary circulated by Scalise’s office.
  • Colleges and schools to receive $82 billion

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