The grants would provide six months of financial support to the venues that would "keep venues afloat, pay employees, and preserve a critical economic sector for communities across America," a press release from the U.S. Senate stated.
The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to states and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit.
Passage was swift and unanimous, according to the Associated Press.
In the middle of the bill's hundreds of pages are details regarding exactly who can expect to receive money and how much they can expect. Here is a breakdown.
In the letter, the Senators have asked acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan a series of questions on how his agency plans on preventing the virus from spreading and whether or not they have the necessary resources available to handle an outbreak on the border.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the Senate votes to proceed with setting the ground rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.