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Trump signs pandemic relief and government-funding measure, averting government shutdown

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Trump signs pandemic relief and government-funding measure.

Posted: Dec 27, 2020 7:13 PM
Updated: Dec 27, 2020 7:48 PM

President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals. It also averts a government shutdown.

Trump announced the signing in a statement Sunday night.

The massive bill includes $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September and contains other end-of-session priorities such as money for cash-starved transit systems and an increase in food stamp benefits.

Democrats are promising more aid to come once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, but Republicans are signaling a wait-and-see approach.

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