Crises loom as Congress negotiates COVID-19 relief package

December 7, 2020

The clock is ticking. More than two dozen programs helping people get through the pandemic are set to expire this month. So far, Congress has not been able to reach an agreement to extend those programs.

It could lead to a nightmare when it comes to evictions and unemployment.

When the pandemic hit in the spring, Congress overwhelmingly passed the CARES Act to provide pandemic relief to tens of millions of Americans who found their lives turned upside down.

But now with many of the programs set to expire Dec. 26, including federal funding for unemployment, Congress can’t seem to find an agreement.

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