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Biden salutes Congress over passed $900bn COVID-19 relief package

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The United States President-elect, Joe Biden has applauded the Congress for passing $900bn COVID-19 relief package for Americans, which would deliver long-sought cash to businesses, individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in cases and deaths.

He disclosed this on his official social platform on Tuesday, Biden said US Govt work far from over, adding that starting in the new year, Congress will need to immediately get to work on support for his COVID-19 plan, while encouraged Americans struggling right now that help is on the way.

Meanwhile, Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Monday night that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Lawmakers tacked on a $1.4 trillion catchall spending bill and thousands of pages of other end-of-session business in a massive bundle of bipartisan legislation as Capitol Hill prepared to close the books on the year. The bill goes to President Donald Trump for his signature, which is expected in the coming days.

The relief package, unveiled Monday afternoon, sped through the House and Senate in a matter of hours. The Senate cleared the massive package by a 92-6 vote after the House approved the COVID-19 package by another lopsided vote, 359-53.

The tallies were a bipartisan coda to months of partisanship and politicking as lawmakers wrangled over the relief question, a logjam that broke after President-elect Joe Biden urged his party to accept a compromise with top Republicans that is smaller than many Democrats would have liked.


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