Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages

Donald Trump
Posted at 4:45 PM, Dec 26, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are set to lapse at midnight unless President Donald Trump signs an end-of-year COVID relief and spending bill that had been considered a done deal before his objections.

He is demanding larger COVID relief checks for Americans and complaining about "pork" spending.

But Congress has already passed the package by large margins in both houses.

Failing to sign it will mean pain for those struggling to make ends meet and a potential federal government shutdown in the middle of a global pandemic.