1-Year Anniversary of First Covid Relief Bill

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the CARES Act, the first major COVID-19 relief law, which appropriated nearly $2 trillion in federal spending to help people weather the pandemic. Over the past year, we’ve made it a top priority to track federal pandemic spending and advocate for robust government oversight of taxpayer dollars. We’ve found that in many of the programs used to disburse these funds, aid didn’t actually go to those who needed it the most, as our experts broke down in this video. And the government hasn’t done the best job collecting all the data necessary to assess whether programs like the Paycheck Protection Program were effective at saving jobs and businesses. Especially with the enactment of a new relief package, we’ll continue to track these federal dollars. Just this week, the Daily Beast published a piece based on our research into insurrectionists who previously received pandemic aid. We also plan to keep updating our COVID-19 spending tracker and push Congress and the administration to conduct rigorous oversight of this funding, ensuring that it gets to the communities who need it most—especially those that have been historically marginalized.
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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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