Politics | Stimulus checks and a defense bill throw political alliances into disarray
by Michael Reneau
Posted 12/30/20, 02:38 pm
President Donald Trump hinged his campaigns in 2016 and 2020 on being a change agent in Washington, D.C. As the final days of 2020, Trump’s administration, and the 116th Congress waned, his war of words against last-minute legislation changed political alliances and battle lines.
Although several members said they didn’t have enough time to read the entire bill, the House of Representatives on Dec. 21 passed a 5,500-page, $2.3 trillion spending package that included funding for the government and coronavirus relief.