Washington, DC (LEARFIELD)  —  On a vote Monday night Congress approved a 900-billion-dollar pandemic relief package.  The bipartisan bill should finally bring badly needed cash to businesses and individuals, along with the resources needed to vaccinate the nation from COVID-19.  Minnesota Congressman Tom Emmer says the package includes 28-million dollars for vaccines and distribution and hundreds of billions more for the Paycheck Protection Program.  Though he supports the package, Emmer says Congress needs to “correct the fiscal course of our nation.”

Senator Tina Smith says the $900-billion-dollar package is a step in the right direction even though it will increase the national debt. But, but Smith says many economists advise the most important thing right now is to put more resources into the U-S economy.