Hey there! How well do YOU know your COVID-19 stimulus bill? Let’s test your knowledge with a game of Stimulus Searchlight! Below are ten provisions of H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Some really are in the bill; some are not. Compare your answers with the key and see how well you did!
1. $6.3 billion write-off for business lunches
2. Provisions for the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama
3. $3 billion in additional defense spending
4. The creation of Anteater Sanctuary Zones in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas
5. The creation of an independent commission to oversee horse racing
6. A $2.5 billion tax break for racetracks
7. Provisions determining how much rainfall is acceptable before Congress must be adjourned due to flood risk
8. No longer a federal crime to misuse imagery of Smokey Bear and other mascots
9. $300 million for the National Museum of American Currency
10. The distribution of $2000 stimulus checks
(0) You are not an enthusiast of stimulus checks. Enjoy your regular-person hobbies.
(1-3) You are likely a member of Congress.
(4-6) You’ve clearly read at least one of the 5,593 pages of this bill. It’s good to stay on top of things.
(7-9) You’re a proud racetrack owner. Mind letting me take a spin?
(10) Congratulations! You know too much. The number for Student Health and Counseling is 507-222-4080.
Thanks for playing Stimulus Searchlight! We hope to see you back for another round once the next COVID-19 relief bill is passed.
We really do.
1: Real 2: Real 3: Fake (this money was actually given in the National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 9365) 4: Fake 5: Real 6: Real 7: Fake 8: Real 9: Fake 10: Nah. Sorry