In October of 2021, as a result of the largest leak of documents in history, 11.9 million files from over 2.94 terabytes of data were publicly released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists [ICIJ].
Friday will bring the releases of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES Act”). The bill provides relief for essential workers, such as aviation, rail and Amtrak workers, extends work visas for immigrants, and further provides assistance to state and local governments, hazard pay for frontline health care workers, forgiveness of student debt and bolstering Medicaid and Medicare, provisions to assist farmers, protect renters and homeowners from evictions and foreclosures, and extends family and medical leave provisions previously approved by Congress.
The Bill does not have wide support, unlike previous stimulus bills to assist with COVID-19. After the infamous handling of the PPP, as well as a several trillion dollar price tag on for economic stimulus payments, conservative lawmakers have advised this bill will not pass the Senate. With the economy set to reopen soon, the fate of this bill is unknown.
The full bill can be read here: https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20200511/BILLS-116hr6800ih.pdf