Trump signs pandemic relief bill, averts shutdown
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- 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.
Trump blindsided members of both parties and upended months of negotiations when he demanded last week that the package -- already passed the House and Senate by large margins and believed to have Trump's support -- be revised to include larger relief checks and scaled-back spending.