Congress on the verge of approving massive stimulus

Congress is poised Monday to approve a $900 billion coronavirus rescue package, capping a dramatic final week of negotiations just days before Christmas. Both the House and Senate aim to clear the stimulus bill — which will be paired with a sprawling year-end spending measure — by midnight, when the latest government funding deadline hits. But it will be a long day on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers prepare for hours of debate and voting as they take up one of the largest relief packages in U.S. history. Democratic and Republican leaders are confident they have the votes for passage, despite grumbling from both sides about the dysfunctional process that led to this point. “We have now reached agreement on a bill that will crush the virus and put money in the pockets of working families who are struggling,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Sunday night. “Now we need

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By Sarah Ferris, Melanie Zanona and Andrew Desiderio

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