Americans around the country, from the unemployed to the business class, are on tenterhooks to see if the federal government can get it together to pass another pandemic economic rescue. A bipartisan group has coalesced around a new package totaling about $908 billion — including a $300 per week boost to unemployment insurance, money for vaccine distribution, significant aid to cities and states, and another re-up of the CARES Act’s grants for small businesses. It’s far, far short of what is needed to ensure all Americans get what they need. Still, it’s much better than nothing — roughly the bare minimum to stave off an utter catastrophe.
In shift, Pelosi, Schumer back bipartisan $908B pandemic relief proposal as basis for potential deal
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