USA – US virus talks drag on liability as Congress prepares stopgap aid (Al Jazeera)

United States politicians are giving themselves more time to sort through their end-of-session business on government spending and COVID-19 relief, preparing a one-week stopgap spending bill that would prevent a shutdown this weekend.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer,  the Number 2 Democrat in the US House of Representatives, said on Twitter that the temporary government funding bill is slated for a vote on December 9, when it is sure to easily pass.