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Congress approved a $900 billion 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 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.
“Yes, there is more work to do and it will cost some money. But it will protect jobs and, most importantly, it will meet the needs of the American people,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said of the bill.
The measure marks Congress’ fifth delivery of relief money this year.
The total federal response to the pandemic now stands close to $4 trillion. Party leaders spent so long haggling over the final measure, however, that some economists warn it may arrive too late to halt a double-dip recession. It marks a far cry from the swift, bipartisan efforts this past spring, even as the case numbers have skyrocketed in the succeeding months.