President Trump has signed a stopgap spending measure to keep the U.S. government operating while congressional leaders attempt to complete an agreement on a $900 billion pandemic relief package.
This legislation, was approved by the House and Senate earlier to avert a shutdown of the government.
The short-term funding measure is the second in a week as Congress has struggled to reach agreement on a year-end economic relief bill to deliver as much as $900 billion in aid to small businesses, households and unemployed workers.
Congressional leaders plan to couple the relief funds to a spending bill that would fund the federal government through September, the end of the government’s fiscal year.
A vote on the relief package won’t come until Sunday at the earliest and could spill into early next week.
Hoyer has advised lawmakers to be available through the weekend and into next week, should negotiations take that long.
Sources: Newsmax and Fox News; Photo: msn.com