Minority leader Chuck Schumer has proposed $350 billion in aid for communities of color amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Out of $350 billion, $200 billion, comes from unspent funds from the CARES Act, the $2 trillion federal stimulus package signed into law by President Donald Trump in March 2020. According to Democrats, the proposal aims to reduce the impacts of the economic destruction caused by the pandemic that has disproportionately affected minority communities.
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