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While 2020 quickly approaches its close, it looks like we might be finally able to get federal assistance during an unprecedented time struck by a global pandemic.
As many of us around the country have adjusted to new norms of life and took strides with many attempts to stay healthy and still meet our lifestyle needs, there is no doubt a lot of U.S. citizens have needed more help than others during the fight against covid. Historic unemployment numbers have plagued the country, in addition to the covid virus taking a huge toll on the economy and direly impacted our family and friends. After months of negotiations and battling, it looks like law makers have a deal near that could give Americans much needed relief.
A $900 billion deal is currently on the table which will include a second round of stimulus checks worth about $600 but it would not include money for state and local aid, according to an ABC report. “The measure is also expected to include an additional $300 a week in jobless benefits as well as up to $330 billion for small business loans and money for vaccine distribution.”
While there is no word on when our Congress leaders will make a vote, it is clear there is a lot of compromising going on as both Dems and Republicans are fairing with attaining all of their requests for the bill.