Saturday, April 17, 2021

McConnell, Schumer Announce $900 Billion Deal for Emergency COVID Relief / WATCH

*We have a deal! It was announced by Senate leadership that a bipartisan agreement on an approximately $900 billion economic relief package has been made.

It went down late Sunday afternoon and will deliver emergency aid to a faltering economy and a nation besieged by surging coronavirus cases.

Here’s MORE via the Washington Post:

After months of contentious negotiations and seemingly intractable partisan gridlock, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) took to the Senate floor to say that a deal had been finalized and could be quickly approved.

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Mitch McConnell - Chuck Schumer - Getty
Mitch McConnell – Chuck Schumer / Getty

The emerging stimulus package was expected to direct hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to jobless Americans, ailing businesses and other critical economic needs that have grown as the pandemic ravages the country and batters the economy.

“More help is on the way. Moments ago, in consultation with our committees, the four leaders of the Senate and House finalized an agreement. It would be another major rescue package for the American people,” McConnell said. “As our citizens continue battling this coronavirus pandemic this holiday season, they will not be fighting alone.”

Get the rest of this Washington Post story on the bipartisan deal of an approximately $900 billion COVID economic relief package at MSN News.

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