The Transition: Congress begins decorating its end-of-year legislative tree

Political Theater, Episode 163

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, adjusts a poster during a news conference with a group of bipartisan lawmakers to unveil a COVID-19 emergency relief framework in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020.  (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, adjusts a poster during a news conference with a group of bipartisan lawmakers to unveil a COVID-19 emergency relief framework in the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)
Jason Dick
Posted December 1, 2020 at 5:59pm

Congress is very good at putting off its most important business until the end of the year.

The current spending measure funding the government expires on December 11. And with the economy starting to show signs of strain, lawmakers are offering their own proposals for a COVID-19 relief package that they hope to pass in the coming days. The two big ticket items might end up in one big year-end measure. But a lot could happen before we get there.

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