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Here’s What The Coronavirus Stimulus Package Actually Does

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After Congress finally passed a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package last week, many Americans are wondering: What’s in it for me?

The CARES Act is the most expensive piece of legislation ever passed by Congress, but was supported unanimously in the Senate, and approved by voice vote in the House. The president signed the legislation on Friday, hours after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Americans can expect to see their stimulus checks come through direct deposit within the next three weeks. The legislation sends checks to most Americans, but not all.