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  • After months of political wrangling, the U.

  • S Congress approved a nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief package on Monday.

  • It's one of the largest bills of its kind to pass in American history and a potential lifeline for families and businesses battered by the pandemic.

  • The coronavirus aid was part of a mammoth tax and spending package that will keep the government funded for another year.

  • It passed both houses during a marathon session of Congress ahead of the holiday break.

  • The virus relief bill includes a $600 payment for most Americans, along with a boost and unemployment benefits for millions thrown out of work But to big sticking points were left out of the final version.

  • One pushed by Republicans was protection for businesses from coronavirus related lawsuits.

  • The other, backed by Democrats, was direct aid for struggling state and local governments.

  • Despite this, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her party to get on board.

  • It doesn't go all the way, but it takes us down the path a first step.

  • Republican representative Hal Rogers also supported the package.

  • It's not perfect, but it reflects a fair compromise that includes funding for many important priorities at home and abroad and vital assistance for all those negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • That includes expanding a lending program for small businesses and extra funding for schools, airlines, transit systems and vaccine distribution.

  • For many Americans, help cannot come fast enough.

  • The pandemic has continued its surge through the U.

  • S ah health crisis that has taken more than 300,000 lives and decimated the economy.

  • President elect Joe Biden weighed in on the bill in a statement, saying, Quote toe, everyone out there struggling right now, Help is on the way.

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