Pending the handover between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Republican and Democratic parliamentarians will present to the Senate a $ 908 billion stimulus plan on Monday. A part of the plan worth $ 748 billion will focus on helping small businesses and the unemployed as well as funding the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the source said. The other aspect will concern in particular the points of contention between Republicans and Democrats: the protection of companies and funds for communities and local administrations.
Congress has already voted $ 3 trillion in aid this year to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic. Negotiators on both sides would like to reach an agreement before Friday on a vast bill, dubbed the “omnibus”, providing for a spending plan of 1.4 trillion dollars and measures intended to mitigate the effects of the health crisis.