NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
March 12, 2021
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
House members were not given bonuses in $1.9T COVID bill
CLAIM: The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill awards a $25 million bonus to members of the House of Representatives.
THE FACTS: The "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021," as the bill is titled, contains no allocation for bonuses or raises for House or Senate members. A Facebook post that circulated around th...