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The relief package allocates $180 billion for “additional unemployment insurance,” according to a framework outlining cost elements.
It’s the second-largest pot of money available, placing only behind $288 billion in support for small businesses, including funds for the Paycheck Protection Program.
The bill would also offer money to state and local governments, vaccine development and distribution, education, housing assistance and child care. It would also offer some legal protections to companies related to coroavirus lawsuits.
The proposal would give unemployed workers a $300 weekly enhancement to jobless benefits, lawmakers…