House Democrats unveil plan to spend relief funds; low-income workers could get bonuses

Low-income workers who toiled in hospitals, grocery stores and other frontline businesses during the pandemic could be getting cash bonuses under a legislative plan to spend billions of dollars in federal relief and surplus funds.

The plan, rolled out by House Democrats on Monday, calls for spending $3.65 billion to make “once-in-a-generation” investments in housing, workforce development, safety-net hospitals, schools and the health care system to help buoy workers, businesses and communities hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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