New York to receive over $54 billion in new COVID-19 stimulus bill

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WASHINGTON – Both Houses of Congress are expected to approve what Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer calls an “emergency survival bill,” not a stimulus bill.

The measure will pump over $54 billion into New York including providing $600 per person for most households nationwide.

The senator is disappointed that no funding has been allocated directly for localities.

The Democrat-controlled House months ago approved their version of the bill and when asked why it took so long for the Senate to move, he had two words, “Mitch McConnell,” the Republican majority leader.

Schumer said he would not stop with the new legislation but would continue his fight for direct state and other benefits.