Low-income communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed cases are more likely to be found in poorer neighborhoods in urban areas. Those same areas are less likely to have access to the care and protective equipment necessary to combat the virus.
And as joblessness benefits are set to expire, Republicans unveiled their coronavirus relief package worth $1 billion.
Democratic Sens. Mark Warner, Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and Chuck Schumer have also sponsored a bill called the Jobs and Neighborhood Investment Act. It’s designed to provide $17.9 billion in financial assistance to minority and low-income communities.