Commentary: How we should spell relief

The new $484 billion COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress on April 23 takes some useful steps, but it still fails to deliver substantive relief to tens of millions of Americans. Our leaders must do better, and quickly.What’s needed is a relief package that matches the scale of the economic disaster now hitting American families. It needs to be far-reaching, and tailored to help those who need it most.Here is some of what the next COVID-19 relief package should include:Long-term cash assistance. The $1,200 payments now going to some Americans are not even enough to cover a single month’s ren…

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