Jordan Fabian and Erik Wasson

Government, Business

Trump Signs Virus Relief, Government Spending Package

President Trump waves (Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News) While he signed the bill, Trump still demanded that the $600 stimulus checks be boosted to $2,000. (Chris Kleponis/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump signed a bill containing $900 billion in pandemic relief, backing down from last-minute demands that undercut his own negotiating team, risked a government shutdown and delayed widely supported economic aid as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

December 27, 2020