Trump signs stopgap bill to give Congress more time for coronavirus relief negotiations

Trump signs stopgap bill to give Congress more time for coronavirus relief negotiations

President Trump signed a two-day stopgap funding bill Friday to avoid a government shutdown and allow lawmakers more time to agree on a COVID relief bill.

The continuing resolution (CR), which passed both the House and Senate with just hours to go before a midnight deadline, will stop a government shutdown and allow Congress more time to iron out sticking points in the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that Americans have been looking for months.

The House passed the measure in a 320-60 vote with the Senate approving it by a voice vote soon after. President Trump signed the legislation late Friday, the report said.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., said the public should not expect a bill to be agreed to any time soon than 1 p.m. Sunday.

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