Federal Government Floats Sending Americans Cash to Address Outbreak

Route Fifty: The Trump administration is open to providing Americans direct payments as part of a $1 trillion economic stimulus plan meant to help families and workers weather the downturn triggered by the coronavirus outbreak.

“Americans need cash now and the president wants to get cash now,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday during a news conference at the White House.  “You can think of this as something like business interruption payments to the American workers.”

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