The CARES Act is the acronym used to describe the Coronavirus Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-136).  The Act became law on March 27, 2020, approximately one week after it was initially proposed in Congress. The Act is more than 300 pages in length and appropriates more than $2 trillion to mitigate the economic damage caused by COVID-19.  An official version of the CARES Act and accompanying legislative history is available at here.

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