CORONAVIRUS/SHUTDOWN: “President Donald Trump has signed a $900 billion [coronavirus] pandemic relief package, ending days of drama over his refusal to accept the bipartisan deal that will deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and avert a federal government shutdown…

In his statement, Trump repeated his frustrations with the COVID-19 relief bill for providing only $600 checks to most Americans instead of the $2,000 that his fellow Republicans already rejected. He also complained about what he considered unnecessary spending by the government at large.”

-Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Andrew Taylor, “Stimulus update: Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill, avoids government shutdown after nearly weeklong delay,” 6abc.com, Dec. 28, 2020