Stars and Stripes stripes.com 26 Dec, 2020 19:30 am

COVID relief bill remains unsigned, government shutdown looms

COVID relief bill remains unsigned, government shutdown looms
Failure to sign the bill, which arrived in Florida on Thursday night, could deny relief checks to millions of Americans on the brink and force a government shutdown in the midst of the pandemic.

COVID relief bill remains unsigned, government shutdown looms The National Christmas Tree glows with lights on the Ellipse near the White House, Thursday, Dec.— President Donald Trump spent his Christmas golfing in Florida as a government shutdown looms and COVID relief hangs in the balance.Failure to sign the bill, which arrived in Florida on Thursday night, could deny relief checks to millions of Americans on the brink and force a government shutdown in the midst of the pandemic.4 trillion government funding bill, it will force a federal government shutdown, in addition to delaying aid checks and halting unemployment benefits and eviction protections in the most dire stretch of the pandemic.

They are also considering a vote Monday on a stop-gap measure at least to avert a federal shutdown and keep the government running until Democrat Joe Biden is inaugurated Jan.The White House declined to share details of the president’s schedule, though he played golf Friday with South Carolina Sen.

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