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S. 4258: SOS Act

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About the bill

As Don McLean sang, “But I knew I was out of luck the day the music died.”


When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was quickly created to offer an eight-week lifeline for temporarily shuttered businesses. But while many of those businesses have indeed returned to something approximating normality, live music venues face a different challenge.

The crowded nature and close proximity of concerts means they’ll likely be among the last operations to return to their pre-pandemic normal. Most concert venues are predicting they won’t return until 2021 at the earliest — or, as seems increasingly likely, until 2022.

What the legislation does

The Save Our Stages (SOS) Act would provide $10 billion of financial support to live local music venues, for payroll and ...

Sponsor and status

John Cornyn

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Texas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2020
Length: 14 pages
Jul 22, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 22, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 22, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 22, 2020

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S. 4258 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4258. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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