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House approves new stimulus payments, billions for states, in $3T HEROES Act

By The CT Mirror  
   May 16, 2020

 The U.S. House late Friday approved a massive, $3 trillion coronavirus spending package that would, among other things, provide a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers – including those at Electric Boat shipyards– and extend the federal $600-per-week unemployment benefits for six more months. The HEROES Act, was approved on a 208-199 vote, with the unanimous support of Connecticut’s House members, all Democrats.

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