House And Senate Pass Massive Covid-19 And Government Spending Package: What’s In It For Showbiz

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SOURCE: | Ted Johnson
December 21, 2020

The Senate passed a $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief package and government spending bill, with a host of provisions sought by different sectors of the entertainment industry including aid to movie theaters and live venues including Broadway.

The Senate passed the massive package, 91-7.

The bill next will go to President Donald Trump for his signature.

John Fithian, the president of the National Association of Theaters Owners, said that the legislation “means that the vast majority of small and mid-size U.S. movie theaters and their employees will have the resources to make it through to the end of that tunnel. We urge its immediate implementation.”