Thursday, March 11, 2021

Congress Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Bill

 UPDATE The House on Wednesday approved the nearly $2 trillion COVID relief legislation. The 220-211 party line vote occurred seven weeks after President Joe Biden took office, reported The Associated Press. The Senate made several changes to the bill the previous week, which had to be reconciled. Now, the measure is on its way to Biden for his signature, which was expected to be Friday, according to the White House.

Much was trimmed from the final version; however it includes more than $7 billion in funding for the FCC’s E-Rate program. The money will support emergency broadband connectivity and devices for schools and libraries, and their students, staff, and patrons. Continue Reading

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