(From FEE : COVID Aid Bill Would Pay Federal Employees $1400 a Week if Kids Are Out of School)
Buried on pages 305-306 of the legislation, the provision creates a $570 million fund for disbursements to federal employees who are not working because they are caring for others because of the coronavirus.
“Among those eligible are those who are ‘unable to work’ because they are caring for school-aged children not physically in school full time due to Covid-19 precautions,” writes Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.
From The New Post: Rep. Espaillat (D) ‘not comfortable’ with pork in $1.9 trillion COVID aid bill
Espaillat admitted his misgivings when pressed by CNN host Poppy Harlow on $1.5 million for the Seaway International Bridge between Massena, New York, and Canada, and $100 million toward construction of an underground rail line linking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district and Silicon Valley.
“I’m saying that any bill that has $1.9 trillion, there will be one line that will probably be somewhat embarrassing, right?” he said.
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