If moscow mitch had not been grandstanding, this would have happened much earlier. First he takes the weekend off. Then he comes back last week and has his repugs write the bill with help from lobbyists, for the lobbyists benifit. After he lost the vote twice and tried to blame it on democrates, he agreed to negotiate with the dems. This gave pelosi time to get her own bill through the house. The senate now had to pass something similar or it would have to back to the house, and then back to the senate. Moscow mitch caved.
If the virus doesn't get under more control, we will be revisiting this in a few weeks.