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Schumer ekes out $50B in New York aid in COVID stimulus package

Schumer ekes out $50B in New York aid in COVID stimulus package
The Senate Majority Leader called the package a much-needed booster shot for the state and city as millions struggle to make it through the darkest days of the pandemic.

“There’s a lot in this for New York,” Schumer told the News.” The powerful Democrat took credit for diverting some funds to New York state and cities through allocations for schools and emergency pandemic aid, effectively sidestepping Republicans’ refusal to directly fund state and local governments.Although the broad contours of the bill have been known for days, Schumer says Democrats succeeded in tweaking it in ways that will help New York significantly more than the original version.Funding measures directly benefit New York include: Breaking News Newsletter As it happens You are now following this newsletter.

Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (Susan Walsh/AP) The Senate minority leader called the package a much-needed booster shot for the state and city as millions struggle to make it through the darkest days of the pandemic.6 billion in vaccination distribution aid to city and state.

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