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The recent stimulus bill in response to COVID-19 covers an array of initiatives and focuses less on businesses than the 2020 CARES Act. USAFacts digs into the numbers behind the original version of the House bill passed on February 27, 2021, whose estimated outlays added up to $1.9 trillion. While the $1.9 trillion cost estimate may be revised due to subsequent amendments, many major outlays are expected to remain at similar levels.

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that lower-wage workers — and particularly women in this group — have been more likely to lose their jobs during the pandemic compared to higher earners.