LIVE: Senate Takes Up Spending Package, Covid Relief Ahead of Midnight Shutdown Deadline

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    (Dec. 18) Watch live as the U.S. Senate meets to consider a long-term spending package for next year with Covid-19 relief included. Current government funding expires tonight at midnight.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said a bipartisan stimulus deal ”appears to be close at hand,” but will likely require work over the weekend to get through both chambers of Congress.

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