Congress, after months of inaction, is set to vote on a pandemic relief package.
The package would establish a temporary $300 per week in additional unemployment benefit, and a $600 direct payment to most Americans.
It also includes subsidies for hard-hit businesses, and funds for schools, health care providers, renters facing eviction.
President-elect Joe Biden praised the bipartisan spirit that produced the measure, which he called “just the beginning.”
“This is a model for the challenging work ahead for our nation,” Biden said Sunday in a statement.
“There will be another major rescue package for the American people,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in announcing the agreement for the relief bill. “It is packed with targeted policies to help struggling Americans who have already waited too long.”
Monday morning, #LetThemEatCake was the No. 1 trending hashtag in the U.S. The trend doesn’t measure the total number of tweets, but the increase in use of the phrase.