The emergency bill signed on Sunday night allows for funding of the government for the next 24 hours. The measure prevents a government shutdown and gives Congress more time to pass a Covid-19 relief package along with a government funding bill.
Democrats and Republicans have been embroiled in a bitter fight over the next stimulus bill, while blaming each other for the delay in the much-needed assistance for small businesses and regular Americans who are reeling from the lockdowns.
Congress finally managed to reach an agreement on a $900 billion relief package on Sunday, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailing the deal as a “bipartisan breakthrough.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the compromise bill will deliver the “urgently needed funds to save the lives and livelihoods of the American people.”
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