US President-elect Joe Biden welcomed Congressional passage of a new relief package from the repercussions of the Corona epidemic, and Biden said on Twitter: “I salute this relief package, but our work is not over yet. Starting in the new year, Congress will need to act immediately to support our Covid 19 plan.” .
Biden added, “My message to everyone who is suffering now: Help is on the way.”
I applaud this relief package, but our work is far from over. Starting in the new year, Congress will need to immediately get to work on support for our COVID-19 plan.
My message to everyone out there struggling right now: help is on the way. https://t.co/ktET5loEnm
– Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) December 22, 2020
Biden published in his tweet urgent news to the Associated Press, regarding Congress passing a $ 900 billion Covid relief agreement, which authorizes the provision of assistance to individuals and companies as the epidemic crisis continues.
The New York Times said that the agreement will provide the first large infusion of federal funds to the economy since last April, as negotiators broke a three-month party stalemate and spoiled previous talks, leaving millions of Americans and businesses without federal aid as the pandemic spreads.
While the plan represents half the size of the $ 2.2 trillion stimulus bill enacted last March, it is one of the largest relief packages in recent history and is expected to include $ 600 to support millions of Americans who reap up to 75. One thousand dollars a year, and will revive the provision of federal unemployment benefits of 300 dollars per week over 11 weeks, and both represent half of the amount stipulated in the original stimulus law.
It will also maintain and expand benefits for temporary workers and the self-employed, and extend federal payments to people whose regular benefits have expired.