That hope has been expressed before but the lingering disagreements keep sinking a final agreement.
Congress managed to find a way to keep the government running for two more days but still cannot get closure on pandemic aid funding.
With America’s Number Two vaccinated, along with Congressional leaders, Trump has been a noted no-show
With a temporary funding bill deadline at midnight Friday, the House and Senate face additional tasks with much to do and dwindling time to do it.
A diverse Democratic Party and a changed Washington adds to the challenged even to an experienced former Senator and Vice President.
While direct payments of $600 to individuals is less than many wanted, it is a need that most can support to get a quick aid package out the door.
In a rare break from one of Trump’s lies and fantasies, the Senate Majority Leader says backing a long-shot stunt to try and overturn the decision of the Electoral College is an attempt to subvert the voters and American democracy.
But the Senate Majority Leader also lauded defeated president Donald Trump for his Supreme Court appointments and other claimed “accomplishments” while other Republicans say the fight to overturn democracy is “not over.”
A government shutdown is averted for a week while partisanship keeps Congress from agreeing to a needed stimulus relief bill.