Democrats Agree to Extend Unemploymemnt Relief in $1.9 trillion Bill

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  • Senate Democrats have reached a deal Friday on how to distribute unemployment aid in the new $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill
  • The deal will extend an unemployment benefit at a current $300 per week through September 6
  • The House plans to approve the Senate version of the plan next week and send it to Biden to sign into law
  • The benefit will apply to households with incomes less than $150,000
  • Democrats aim to approve their latest proposal before March 14, when the current $300 per week unemployment aid expires