Congress Unveils Massive $2.4 Trillion Spending Bill, Includes $900 Billion in COVID-19 Relief
By Fox News // December 21, 2020
If Bill Fails, it could trigger a government shutdown that would begin at midnight
LIVE: House continues debate on COVID relief bill.
(FOX NEWS) – Congressional leaders on Monday unveiled a mammoth agreement on a roughly $2.4 trillion spending package that includes $900 billion in coronavirus relief after a half-year stalemate, securing another tranche of aid as a surge in COVID-19 infections threatens to further derail the nation’s faltering economy.
The House is expected to move swiftly to pass the bill on Monday night.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged that lawmakers won’t leave the Capitol until the bill is passed, giving lawmakers and their offices just a few hours to review the massive 5,593-page bill.
If Congress fails to pass the bill or another temporary spending measure, a government shutdown would begin at midnight.
Senate leaders announced the 11th-hour deal Sunday evening after days of frenzied in-person negotiations on Capitol Hill between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
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