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A stuffed stimulus
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$411 billion

The overall cost of sending stimulus checks to Americans through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The $1.9 trillion package contained provisions for American citizens, businesses, and nonprofits recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, but it also contained lots of non-COVID-19-related expenditures.

$1B

Amount allocated for aid to ethnic minority farmers and ranchers.

$500M

Amount allocated to U.S. states for programs to help low-income households pay for water service.

$270M

Combined amount allocated to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities.

$50M

Amount allocated to family planning services as outlined in Title X.

$50M

Amount allocated to the EPA for air pollution ­control.

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