Congress Begins Discussions on 4th Stimulus Plan, Additional Funding for Paycheck Protection Program

As Members of Congress continue to work through negotiations on the next phase of their COVID-19 response, Congressional leadership is identifying priorities for future packages. Senate Majority Leader McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate plans to consider additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program later this week. The Senate reconvened on Thursday, April 9, to discuss additional assistance for small businesses but further action stalled. On a recent press call, Speaker Pelosi mentioned plans to set aside $10 billion for Community Health Center  funding in the fourth major COVID-19 package, expected to be passed when Congress returns from recess later this month. Click here to see an outline of the proposed “Phase 4” response.