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Congress seals agreement on $900 billion COVID relief bill

Congress COVID Relief Bill
Posted at 7:39 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 07:39:47-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new COVID-19 relief bill shaping up in Congress includes individual payments reaching $600 for most Americans and an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits.

Votes on the bill in the House and Senate are expected Monday.

The COVID bill would pump $900 billion into relief efforts.

Among those getting help are hard-hit businesses, schools, health care providers and renters facing eviction.

Another part of the massive combo measure is a $1.4 trillion government-wide funding plan that would keep the government open through next September.

President-elect Joe Biden praised the bipartisan spirit behind the legislation.