What’s in the $900 billion coronavirus relief plan: Stimulus checks, unemployment aid and more
Congress’ deal on a $900 billion coronavirus relief plan includes more small business aid, another round of direct payments to Americans, an additional unemployment supplement and funding to streamline Covid vaccine distribution.
Lawmakers aim to pass the package by Monday night, attached to a $1.4 trillion government funding proposal in one colossal bill. The badly needed aid comes as millions of Americans struggle to pay for food and housing, and face the potential loss of unemployment benefits and eviction protections in the coming days.
Many economists and lawmakers say the measure will help, but will not go nearly far enough to curb the damage households and small businesses have suffered during the pandemic. Democrats have already stressed they will push for another aid package after President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.
The more than 5,000-page bill, which lawmakers released Monday afternoon …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]