$1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package Passed in Senate

Some financial relief could be on its way soon to Missouri homes and schools. A $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package was passed on Saturday in the U.S. Senate, sending it back to the House for approval. The legislation includes direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans, a $300 weekly boost to jobless benefits into September and an expansion of the child tax credit for one year. It also puts new funding into Covid-19 vaccine distribution and testing, as well as funding for rental assistance, and K-12 schools for reopening costs.