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Will COVID-19 aid be included in the government spending package?

CQ Budget, Ep. 182

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., talks with reporters as he departs from the Senate floor after a vote in Washington.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., talks with reporters as he departs from the Senate floor after a vote in Washington. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call)

Lawmakers are close to releasing the text of a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package to keep the government funded for the next year. But despite hope that COVID-19 relief might be a part of the spending package, key stumbling blocks still remain. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman discuss the state of the spending package and what stumbling blocks lay ahead for a deal on COVID-19 relief.

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