US Congress reaches deal on Covid-19 relief package

Washington (AFP) – US lawmakers have reached a deal for a new package to boost the world’s largest economy, which has been battered by the coronavirus pandemic, congressional leaders announced Sunday. “We’ve agreed to a package of nearly $900 billion. It is packed with targeted policies to help struggling Americans who have already waited too long,” Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell in a statement. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer confirmed an agreement had been reached with Republicans and the White House on a deal that “delivers urgently n…

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