NH senators relieved about agreement on COVID-19 relief billDecember 21, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) - New Hampshire's U.S. senators say they are relieved Congress has finally agreed on a COVID-19 emergency relief package.
Votes are expected Monday in the House and Senate on the bill, which would pump $900 billion into relief efforts, including individual payments reaching $600 for most Americans and an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits.
Among those getting help are hard-hit businesses, schools, health care providers and renters facing eviction.
Democratic Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan issued a statement with several of their colleagues, saying the consensus bill they helped shape was the foundation for the final package.
Source: Associated Press
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