President Trump agreed in the final hours to sign a bill to extend unemployment benefits and avert a government shutdown, Republican sources tell Axios.
What to expect: Trump will sign the current bill, which provides for $600 checks for most Americans, then will continue his push to bring that amount to $2,000, according to two sources familiar with the planning.
Why it matters: Trump's delay in signing the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill and $1.4 trillion government funding measure caused unemployment benefits for millions of Americans to lapse overnight. It also risked a government shutdown.
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers, angered over the delay, urged Trump earlier on Sunday to sign the measure, saying "too many people" depended on it.
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