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Deal Reached On $900 Billion Covid Relief Bill

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After months of stalemate, Democrats and Republicans from both chambers have reached a deal on “a package of nearly $900 billion” of much-needed relief for the Covid-19 pandemic, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) announced Sunday evening.

“Moments ago, in consultation with our committees, the four leaders of the Senate and the House finalized an agreement,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “There will be another major rescue package for the American people.”

The exact details of what was in the bill and when Congress would vote was not immediately clear, and whether it will happen in time to avoid the government shutting down remains unknown. Now, the two sides will draft the legislative language to ensure it reflects the outlines of the deal.

Watch McConnell’s remarks below.

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