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By Andrew Taylor
The Associated Press 

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill

 

Last updated 12/23/2020 at 4:30pm

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

AP photo/Jose Luis Magana photo

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is seen at the U.S. Capitol at night after negotiators sealed a deal for COVID-19 relief Sunday, Dec. 20, in Washington.

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...



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