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Members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus — co-chairs Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at podium, and Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., right — took credit for helping to break the logjam on an emergency COVID-19 relief bill. CREDIT: Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill, Ending Months-Long Stalemate

The Senate acted swiftly Monday night, in a 91-7 vote, to approve more than $900 billion for coronavirus assistance, shortly after the House of Representatives passed the package. The aid comes after months of partisan sniping over what elements should be in a relief measure that virtually all lawmakers on Capitol Hill argued was long overdue. Continue Reading Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill, Ending Months-Long Stalemate

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak Sunday following a press conference on Capitol Hill after Republicans and Democrats finally came to an agreement on the coronavirus relief bill. CREDIT: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Here Is What’s In Congress’ COVID-19 Relief Package

Congress plans to pass on Monday a bipartisan $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill after intense negotiations over its final details. Leaders of both parties are lauding the agreement, claiming victory for provisions they were able to get in — and keep out. The measure includes up to a $600 relief check for many Americans as well as an assortment of aid for small businesses and money to purchase and distribute vaccines. Continue Reading Here Is What’s In Congress’ COVID-19 Relief Package

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wearing a face mask - December 2020

Congressional Leaders Reach $900 Billion Deal On Coronavirus Aid, Includes $600 Stimulus Payments

After months of partisan squabbling, congressional leaders have reached agreement on a nearly $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. “At long last, we have the bipartisan breakthrough the country has needed,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Sunday evening. Continue Reading Congressional Leaders Reach $900 Billion Deal On Coronavirus Aid, Includes $600 Stimulus Payments

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