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Cardin Calls on GOP Colleagues to Pass COVID Relief Bill as Impasse Continues

December 1st, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Even with coronavirus spiking and new restrictions taking effect, Congress remains stalled on fresh relief for Americans in need. While there's support from both Republicans and Democrats for sending out another round of payments, it's unlikely Americans will get a second round of stimulus checks before the end of the year, and lawmakers have been unable to come to any agreement on a broader economic aid package. Congress returns to Washington this week focused on passing a broader spending bill by December 11 to avert a partial government shutdown, though it's possible that some relief programs could be added to such a broader spending bill. US Senator Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, said the situation is getting desperate, and he is calling on Senate Republicans to work toward a compromise…