CORONAVIRUS

President Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief

Dec 27, 2020, 6:32 PM | Updated: 6:56 pm
FILE: U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)...
FILE: U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
(Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — 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.


Associated Press writer Alexandra Olson in New York contributed to this report.

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President Trump Signs Massive Measure Funding Government, COVID Relief