Congress Approves $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill After Months of Partisan Gridlock

HeadlineDec 22, 2020

Congress voted Monday night to pass a $900 billion coronavirus relief package, the first new aid since April. The measure is part of a $2.3 trillion package that includes $1.4 trillion to fund the government. It’s one of the largest relief packages in U.S. history. The legislation includes $300-per-week federal unemployment assistance for 11 weeks; a round of $600 stimulus checks for people who earn up to $75,000, with another $600 per child; more money for schools and hospitals; and an extension of an eviction moratorium. It also includes $284 billion for another round of small business aid through the Paycheck Protection Program, and money to purchase and distribute vaccines.

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