Water-Bill Assistance Not Part of Senate Coronavirus Relief Package

The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that Senate and White House negotiators announced earlier today includes funding for child nutrition, virus research grants, and support for teleworking. It would direct $1,200 to adults who earn less than $75,000 a year and expand unemployment benefits.

What is not included in the deal is financial assistance for residents who are struggling to pay their water bills because they were laid off or lost work during the pandemic.

House Democrats had inserted $1.5 billion for water-bill assistance in a competing relief bill that they released on Monday.

A summary of the Senate’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act can be found here. And the full text of the legislation here.

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