from Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA 06):

Last Friday, I returned to Washington to help pass the bipartisan CARES Act, a historic stimulus package, the third such package in our response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This legislation:

• Provides a direct cash rebate of up to $1200 per taxpayer and $500 per child for many Americans

• Significantly expands eligibility for Unemployment Compensation, including for individuals who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment like those who are self-employed and independent contractors, through December

• Provides an additional $600 per week to each recipient of Unemployment Compensation for four months and extends UC for those whose benefits were scheduled to expire

• Temporarily defers payments towards principal and interest on Federally-backed student loans and stops interest accrual for 6 months

• Waives the 10% penalty on early distributions from retirement accounts, allowing people diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are economically harmed by the virus to access their savings for immediate needs

• Prohibits evictions for renters and foreclosures for homeowners with Federally-backed mortgages

• Ensures COVID-19 testing is covered by ALL private insurance plans without cost sharing

We know that many of you have questions about what this legislation means for our community, and we will continue to be a resource as we navigate this together.

“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part.”

-- Sen. John Lewis

Chester County Democratic Committee

37 South High St., West Chester, PA 19382

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