COVID Relief, Government Spending Bill In Flux

Unemployment benefits run out tomorrow... And millions could lose their homes...
Posted at 2:38 PM, Dec 25, 2020

Americans are still waiting to see if they'll get some help. 

Unemployment benefits run out tomorrow, and millions could lose their homes if an eviction moratorium expires at the end of the year.

There's growing frustration among many Americans.

“This has been so mishandled, we have no idea when it's going to end," said Megha Fernandes. "So these Band-aids and these little stopgaps are not acceptable."

"They're going to leave the capital with their jobs, with their benefits, with their health care while the average American has to suffer," said Ethan Schulz of lawmakers.

If a deal isn't reached, the government is headed for a partial shutdown on Monday. 

Yesterday, House Republicans blocked Democrats from voting to increase direct payments for Americans to $2,000. That's the amount President Trump now says he wants.

"Believe it or not, Democrats agree with the president, at least to the extent that we need to sign this bill now," said Rep. Steny Hoyer.