Congress votes on new Covid-19 stimulus deal

By Meg Wagner, Melissa Mahtani, James Griffiths and Julia Hollingsworth, CNN

Updated 2:50 AM ET, Tue December 22, 2020
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9:09 a.m. ET, December 21, 2020

Congress announced a $900 billion Covid relief deal yesterday

From CNN's Manu Raju and Clare Foran

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Samuel Corum/Getty Images

Congressional leaders announced Sunday night that they have secured a deal for a sweeping $900 billion rescue package to deliver much-needed relief for small businesses, unemployed Americans and health care workers while bolstering vaccine distribution.

After days of tense negotiations and months of partisan stalemate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that leadership from both chambers had finalized an agreement.

"It is packed with targeted policies that help struggling Americans who have already waited entirely too long," he said.

You can read up on what's in the deal here.