Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines 900 billion dollars in Covid-19 aid with a 1.4 trillion dollar spending bill (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

US Congress passes coronavirus aid package


The US Congress has passed a 900 billion dollar (£670 billion) relief package to deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to vaccinate a nation confronting a frightening surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths.