Congress sends Covid relief bill to Trump, but it’s not clear whether he will sign it
US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020.
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Congress on Thursday officially began sending a massive Covid-19 relief deal and government funding package to President Donald Trump, who has not yet said whether he will sign it.
The Covid relief provisions about $900 billion in spending on programs to support businesses and individuals who are suffering as a result of the recession inflicted by the public health crisis in addition to spending on measures to help contain the virus.
The government funding aspects of the bill account for about $1.4 trillion and are necessary to keep the government from shutting down starting Monday.
“The bipartisan COVID relief & omnibus bill has been …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]