The Washington Post reports:
Senate leadership announced a bipartisan deal on an approximately $900 billion economic relief package late Sunday afternoon that would deliver emergency aid to a faltering economy and a nation besieged by surging coronavirus cases.
After months of contentious negotiations and seemingly intractable partisan gridlock, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) took to the Senate floor to say that a deal had been finalized and could be quickly approved.
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Congressional leaders strike a long-awaited stimulus deal: $600 checks and $300 federal weekly unemployment benefits for Americans https://t.co/mHtnJfEhIK
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) December 20, 2020
Taking step back, some big picture things:
– $300/week UI
– $600/person checks
– $284B PPP for 2.0
– $82B for schools
– $27B for transit
– $25B for rental $, eviction moratorium
– $13B for hunger
– Vaccine distribution $
– Surprise billing legislation
– $10B for childcare
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) December 20, 2020
It’s official: Congress has raised a great big MIDDLE FINGER to needy Americans with a measly $600 check.
The approved stimulus is a fucking joke.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 20, 2020