Congress clinches sweeping deal on coronavirus relief, government funding

Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a mammoth deal to fund the government and provide long-sought coronavirus relief as lawmakers race to wrap up their work for the year. The deal will tie a $1.4 trillion bill to fund the government until Oct. 1 to roughly $900 billion in coronavirus aid. In order to give Congress time to process and finalize the agreement, it is expected to pass a one-day stopgap bill, with the House to take up the agreement on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced the deal from the Senate floor on Sunday night. “For the information of all senators and more … (full story)

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