Agreement likely Sunday on nearly $1 trillion virus aid bill
December 20, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Washington negotiators, propelled by a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package, said a Sunday agreement is all but inevitable to deliver long-overdue pandemic aid of almost $1 trillion.
Only a handful of issues remained, said the Senate's top Democrat. "Barring a major mishap, the Senate and House will be able to vote on final legislation as early as tonight," said Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York.
The breakthrough involved a fight over Federal Reserve emergency powers that was resolved by Schumer and conservative Republica...