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Congressional leaders strike a long-awaited stimulus deal: $600 checks and $300 federal weekly unemployment benefits for Americans

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Congressional leaders on Sunday struck a long-awaited deal on a $900 billion federal rescue package, clearing final policy hurdles and paving the way for passage amid an especially dark stretch of the pandemic.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the announcement from the Senate floor on Sunday afternoon.

“The four leaders of the Senate and House finalized an agreement,” the Kentucky Republican said. “It will be another major rescue package for the American people.”

He said the package would total around $900 billion.

Negotiations kicked off earlier this week in a series of back-to-back meetings between House Speaker Nancy details ⇒

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