On April 9, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) announced the distribution of $6 billion in CARES Act funding to postsecondary institutions.
On April 9, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced a motion to increase the total funding of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), authorized by the recently passed CARES Act. The Majority Leader sought unanimous consent on the measure but Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) opposed the measure.
On April 4, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sent a Dear Colleague Letter informing members of her priorities for a fourth coronavirus virus relief package, referred to as “CARES 2.” According to the letter, the Speaker intends to bring a new package to the House floor by the end of the month.
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