April 3, 2020

Senator Chuck Schumer on the CARES Act

Recently, Congress passed an historic $2 Trillion stimulus bill in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Before it passed, Democrats had to fight tooth and nail to make sure that most of the money went to the people, small businesses, and healthcare workers, and small businesses–and to make sure that the money that did go to large corporations had stringent oversight requirements. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer  (D-NY) joined Alyssa Milano to talk about the crisis, how bad the original bill was, and provide first-person insight into the hard decisions that went into making it  so much better than was presented by the Republicans.


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Sources for audio clips

Republicans, Democrats debate massive coronavirus relief package https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGjCaIk7xRg
Schumer: Senate Democrats Put Workers First In Coronavirus Bill | MSNBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSPY7o0Ack4
Senate hits partisan wall on coronavirus relief bill: CBS This Morning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyn4dyHe4gM
Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout - Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/24/trump-coronavirus-congress-economic-stimulus/
U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill - reuters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wZ9Z2Rgp7U

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle