Congress is facing a legislative pileup as lawmakers struggle to finalize their work for the year. The House and Senate are juggling government funding negotiations and a must-pass defense bill, along with a renewed push for coronavirus relief as cases climb across the country and states and cities are reinstating lockdown measures.They’ve also had somewhat unexpected hurdles, such as President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE threatening to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over a tech fight. ADVERTISEMENTAnd then there’s the coronavirus itself. Two more members in the House have tested positive this week, underscoring the need to finish business promptly so that lawmakers and aides can hopefully get home for the holidays safely. The House is scheduled to leave town by Dec. 11, while the Senate could remain in town for an additional week. House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerFunding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms Hoyer releases 2021 House calendar Democrats eye Dec. 11 exit for House due to COVID-19 MORE (D-Md.) said he wants to stick by… Read full this story
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