The New Paper

December 22, 2020

Congress passes new $900B coronavirus relief package

Congress passed a new $900B coronavirus relief package yesterday, with bipartisan support in the House (359-53) and Senate (92-6). The legislation marks the second-largest economic stimulus in US history (following $2T of pandemic relief in March) and now heads to President Trump for his signature (expected this week).

More context: The relief bill includes $600 direct payments to most Americans (expected to go out as early as next week), an extension of enhanced $300 / week unemployment benefits (until Spring), and additional PPP funding for businesses.
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