Congress passes massive ‘first step’ in pandemic relief with $900B package

Bill includes $600 payments to Americans, $300 per week in unemployment benefits

By: - December 21, 2020 6:15 pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate chamber during a brief recess during the impeachment trial proceedings at the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Colorado Newsline. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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