Congress Agrees on Covid-19 Relief Bill After Extensive Negotiation

For several days members of the House and Senate have been debating an emergency relief bill that would help American citizens and companies being impacted by the COVID-19 protective measures. It’s taking pulling a lot of pork, but they’ve finally reached an agreement.

MSN reports:

The White House and the US Senate leaders here on Wednesday reached an agreement on the $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill aimed at alleviating the economic impact of the outbreak, the top Republican lawmaker said.

Under the plan, people making up to $75,000 a year are expected to receive checks for $1,200. Couples making up to $150,000 would receive $2,400, with an additional $500 per child. The new agreement removed the phased-in provision that would have excluded lower-income Americans from receiving the full benefit, NBC news reported.

The report goes on to say:

The payments would decrease for those making more than $75,000, with an income cap of $99,000 per individual or $198,000 for couples.

“At last, we have a deal,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said citing the massive “wartime level of investment into our nation.” McConnell said he expected the Senate to pass the legislation on Wednesday.

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