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Congress Agrees on a Nearly $1 Trillion U.S. COVID-19 Stimulus Deal, Vote Expected Soon

U.S. Lawmakers have negotiated and finally, after months, came to a deal, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Lawmakers will move to vote on the proposal, along with a full-year government spending bill, as soon as Sunday night, McConnell announced Sunday.

This relief package will include $600 direct payments to some Americans. Those with direct deposit information on file with the IRS, will likely see their payments first.

On Saturday, President Trump buked at the $600 payments as ‘not enough’ and said, “Why isn’t Congress giving our people a Stimulus Bill? It wasn’t their fault, it was the fault of China,” he said, in reference to the coronavirus pandemic. “GET IT DONE, and give them more money in direct payments.”

Trump said he wanted the payments to be “at least” $1,200 and perhaps as large as $2,000, The Washington Post reported.

Other lawmakers, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Josh Hawley, and 17 House Democrats have also called for larger checks.

On Friday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley criticized the $600 stimulus checks, calling them “survival checks.” In an interview on MSNBC, she said “600 dollars does not even cover one month’s rent.”

We will report on when the House and Senate vote on the spending bill.

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