Late and Limited is Better Than Nothing, Lawmakers Finalize $900 Billion Fifth Phase Relief, No Direct State and Local Aid

  • Democrats dropping the request for state and local aid helped change the political landscape and set the stage for the relief compromise.

  • The $910 billion COVID-19 relief agreement has been described as too little and too late, but others believe it is better than nothing.

  • It does not include state and local government aid, but targeted relief for education, transportation and health care is included among other spending items.

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