Trump signs extension of COVID-relief fund for businesses


President trump has signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the corona virus lawmakers created the program in March providing direct federal subsidies to businesses for payroll and other costs such as rent they've since modified it twice once to add more money and more recently to provide more flexibility on how the funding can be used that move created some grumbling among GOP conservatives of the six hundred and sixty billion dollars approved about one hundred and thirty remains eligible the demand for the paycheck protection program has pretty much dried up in recent weeks the legislation extends the deadline for applying for the program August eighth Ben Thomas Washington

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