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Too little, too late: But better than nothing is the COVID relief bill

Too little, too late: But better than nothing is the COVID relief bill
Just perfect: A computer error delayed the production of the 5,593 pages of the $908 billion COVID relief bill. After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stalled for seven months, insisting always on liability protections for business, which in the end he dropped, a technical glitch slowed the whole shebang as the clocked ticked to midnight.

Just perfect: A computer error delayed the production of the 5,593 pages of the $908 billion COVID relief bill.And money for transit — the MTA will be able to keep the trains running — and, since this is ultimately all about COVID relief, cash for vaccines, testing and tracing.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.And while the $15 billion that Chuck Schumer scored for shuttered venues like movie houses and museums is most welcome, especially here in the nation’s performance hub, there is far too much that wasn’t done.

After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stalled for seven months, insisting always on liability protections for business, which in the end he dropped, a technical glitch slowed the whole shebang as the clocked ticked to midnight.(Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) Soon enough, in any event, the big bipartisan deal will become law, and every household under a set income threshold sent a $600 per-person check, plus another two-and-a-half months of $300 weekly unemployment benefits for the legions of jobless.

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