Senate Democrats Pushing for Aid for Black Americans in Next Coronavirus Bill

Posted on AllSides July 17th, 2020
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Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wants to shift $350 billion from an untapped Treasury Department virus relief program to help Black Americans during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

According to The Grio, Schumer said moving some of the $500 billion previously approved for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would lead to immediate and long-term changes to address systemic racism.

“Long before the pandemic, long before this recession, long before this year’s protests, structural inequalities have persisted in health care and housing, the economy, and education,” Schumer said in a statement. “COVID-19 has...

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