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Congress lands on new stimulus deal

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/21/20, 12:50 am

Most Americans will receive $600 checks, with an additional $600 per child, under a COVID-19 economic relief plan lawmakers agreed to on Sunday. The year-end catchall bill combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and other unfinished legislation. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the legislation today, likely sending it to President Donald Trump’s desk for a signature.

What else is in the bill? It also provides substantial funds for state and local governments and more relief for airlines, small businesses, and more. The measure revives a federal boost to unemployment benefits, providing jobless workers $300 per week through the middle of March.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about the barriers to achieving this budget deal.


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Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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  • Steve Shive
    Posted: Mon, 12/21/2020 04:52 am

    Add insane spending to irrational public health policy and we again see Ronald Reagan's "... 9 most terrifying words in the English language: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

     

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Mon, 12/21/2020 04:27 pm

    What are we up to now, 30 trillion? When does the bill come due?

  • NEWS2ME
    Posted: Mon, 12/21/2020 10:49 pm

    Are they quickly printing more money? 

    Whatever the amount Reps say, the Dems seem to up the amount without a second thought. And McConnel seems to be best buds with Pelosi again.

    Is this another one of Pelosi's "We have to pass it to find out what's in it?"

    Who is holding our I.O.U.? 

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