Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill
Last updated 12/23/2020 at 4:30pm
Top Capitol Hill negotiators sealed a deal Sunday, Dec. 20, on a $900 billion COVID-19 economic relief package, finally delivering long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and providing money to deliver vaccines to a nation eager for them.
The agreement, announced by congressional leaders, would establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans, along with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses and money for schools, health care providers and renters facing eviction.
It came after months of battling and pos...