NH senators relieved about agreement on COVID-19 relief bill

December 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