President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals.
A congressional Republican aide tells The Associated Press that the president has signed the measure. The aide was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and requested anonymity.
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.
This is a breaking news update. AP’s earlier story follows below.
The fate of an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill remained in doubt Sunday as millions lost unemployment aid, the government barreled toward a mid-pandemic shutdown, and lawmakers implored President Donald Trump to act and sign it.
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