More money for education

  • $90 billion for state fiscal stabilization grants to support schools and public post-secondary institutions and $10 billion in relief for colleges and students.

Aid to state and local government

  • Provides more than a trillion dollars to state and local governments.
  • Continued support for healthcare providers and COVID-19 mitigation
  • Includes $175 billion to reimburse healthcare providers in an expanded version of the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund from CARES Act.

OSHA emergency temporary and permanent standards

  • Requires OSHA to issue an emergency temporary standard within seven days of enactment to protect healthcare and other workers at occupational risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Additional protections for workers and communities

  • Funds for hazard pay, supports for nine months of COBRA, provides that uninsured who are newly covered through Medicaid will be able to receive free treatment, extends unemployment benefits, increases support for nutritional assistance, and helps with student debt.
  • Includes $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service to compensate for foregone revenue and repeals restrictions on $10 billion in borrowing authority provided in the CARES Act.
  • Increases the federal Medicaid matching rate by 14% through June 30, 2021.
  • Includes $850 million in funding to states for family and child care for essential workers.
  • Cushions the economic blow of COVID-19 with a second round of more substantial economic impact payments of $1,200 per family member, up to $6,000 per household.
  • Extends weekly $600 federal unemployment payments through next January, providing a vital safety net for the record number of Americans who are unemployed. ■