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Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus plan has $10 billion for cybersecurity and IT hidden at the end - and experts say it's critical for the nation's recovery

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement On Thursday night, the Biden-Harris administration released plans for a nearly $2 trillion spending package for pandemic relief and economic recovery. Hidden at the very bottom of the plan , the new administration allocated more than $10 billion to various IT modernization and cybersecurity initiatives.
Experts say it's another sign of President-elect Biden's technology focus , especially when it comes to cybersecurity and updating IT at federal agencies. There had been early signs that Biden would put more funding toward those initiatives, but Thursday's plan was...
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Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans - and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a $1.9 trillion federal rescue package on Thursday, a measure aimed at helping individuals, businesses, and local governments weather the economic shock of the pandemic.
It contains an array of relief provisions that Democrats have championed for months in past proposals. They include a $1,400 boost to stimulus checks, $400-per-week federal unemployment benefits, a major expansion of the child-tax credit , assistance to state and local governments, and a $15 minimum wage .
It also sets aside funds to boost food stamps...
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