House Democrats will try again on Monday, with a new stand-alone bill for the $2,000 checks, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). The House will also attempt to override Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act as government funding is set to lapse.
To avoid a shutdown, the House could also pass another stopgap measure - however several pandemic relief measures will also run out between Saturday and Dec. 31, including $300 per week in bonus unemployment insurance and a moratorium on rent-related evictions.
Politico's Jake Sherman opines on the next steps after Trump tossed lighter fluid and a match on GOP leaders, who largely failed to support his challenge to the November election:
G'morning from the Capitol, where we're about to have a pro forma session in both chambers during which nothing will get done. This begins at 9— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 24, 2020
In the meantime, here's what we said in Playbook this morning.
Headline: "Cyclone of uncertainty and chaos"