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Senior negotiators at the Capitol reached an agreement sunday on a $1 trillion support package to counteract the economic effects of COVID-19

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a COVID-19 vaccination certificate on Friday, December 18, 2020 after being inoculated in Washington.

Senior negotiators at the Capitol finalized an agreement Sunday on a nearly $1 trillion support package to counteract the economic effects of COVID-19, eventually providing aid to businesses and individuals and allocating money for the distribution of long-awaited vaccines.

The agreement, announced by Senate leaders, would establish an additional temporary unemployment benefit of $300 per week and direct stimulus payments of $600 to most Americans, as well as a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, money for schools, for which they provide health services, and for tenants facing ups and down.