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Summary of Supplemental Appropriations in the CARES Act

March 25, 2020

"$340 Billion Surge in Emergency Funding to Combat Coronavirus Outbreak"

The Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Senate provided asummary of the supplemental appropriations (that is, direct federal spending) included in the CARES Act passed by the Senate, The U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law by President Trump on March 27: "More than 80% ($27 4.231 billion) of the total $339 .855 billion provided in the coronavirus emergency supplemental appropriations package goes to state and local governments and communities. Highlights include: $117 Billion for Hospitals and Veterans Health Care; $45 Billion for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund; $16 Billion for the Strategic National Stockpile; $4.3 Billion for the Centers for Disease Control; and $11 Billion for Vaccines, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, & Other Medical Needs."
Joe Barnett is a senior editor at The Heartland Institute and a policy advisor on budget and tax issues.