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While Democrats didn't secure funding for states, the bill includes an additional $75 billion for hospitals to cover treatment for coronavirus patients and lost revenue from cancelled elective procedures.

The PPP launched on April 3 with $349 billion in funding created to help employees of small businesses harmed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Congress is poised to approve another $320 billion in funds for the program after the original $349 billion tranche was fully tapped in less than two weeks. The funds go to private commercial banks that in turn make loans available to businesses.

The PPP, which launched April 3, is meant to help small businesses with fewer than 500 employees stay afloat.

Meanwhile, at least one company that received funding during the first round of the stimulus had remorse: In response to public anger, Shake Shack, the fast-food burger chain worth over $1.6 billion, announced on Sunday that it would return the $10 million loan it received from the Small Business Administration.

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President Trump urged the House to pass the deal quickly so he can sign it into law this week.

The move aims to provide additional liquidity for small and community banks to "support the small businesses in their communities", the FHFA said in a statement. Each of those companies received $10 million from the PPP, according to a CNBC report.

Many had executives that were paid millions each year.

The measure also sends billions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute of Health, Food and Drug Administration and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to boost coronavirus surveillance, research, and progress toward treatments and vaccines.

The bill, however, requires Trump to release a plan to help states test a far greater number of residents - a major point of contention between Democrats and Republicans in negotiations the White House amid the president's feuds with governors.

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