Congresses Passes Stimulus Package

Courtesy of Politico

Congress approved a $900 billion coronavirus relief package late Monday night after months of inaction and partisan bickering, sending desperately needed aid to Americans reeling from a global pandemic.

Last-minute drama over a series of provisions delayed final passage of the bill for days, but the major pillars remained the same: $600 direct payments to individuals and families, enhanced unemployment benefits, small business aid, and funding for distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The long-delayed measure, which included $1.4 trillion to fund the government through next September, ultimately passed both chambers with overwhelming bipartisan majorities: 359-53 in the House and 92-6 in the Senate. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the mammoth bill into law, allowing at least some of the emergency aid to start flowing quickly.

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Other Resources:

H.R. 133 Division-by-Division Summary of Appropriations Provisions
H.R. 133 Division-by-Division Summary of Covid-19 Relief Provisions
H.R. 133 Division-by-Division Summary of Authorizing Matters
Rules Committee Print 116–68 Text of the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133

 

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