Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Sunday that “the four leaders of the Senate and the House finalized an agreement” on a COVID-19 relief package. Congressional leaders reached agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package that would provide direct payments and jobless aid to struggling Americans and funds for small businesses, hospitals, schools and vaccine distribution.
Congress agreed on a stimulus deal that would give $600 checks to Americans and provide funds for small businesses and vaccine distribution. Leaders faced a potential partial shutdown on Friday as leaders struggled to agree on the stimulus bill. Donald Trump signed a two-day stop-gap spending bill to avert government shutdown and the house passed the two-day stop-gap spending bill earlier that day.
[…] The House approved a sweeping $900 billion covid relief package (359-53), tied with a $1.4 trillion spending bill to keep the government open through September 2021. The 5,593-page bill, which was unveiled about seven hours ago, will now go to the Senate. A deal on the relief bill was reached on Sunday. […]
[…] Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Sunday that “the four leaders of the Senate and the House finalized an agreement” on the package, […]