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Dropping his objections, President Donald Trump has signed a $2 trillionplus COVID19 and annual federal spending package into law. But Congress returns Monday to confront the White House on remaining priorities in a rare endofsession showdown. The House is to vote on the presidents demands for larger $2,000 pandemic relief checks. That initiative is expected to die in the Republicancontrolled Senate. But Trumps push for bigger checks served up a political opportunity for Democrats to force Republicans who oppose more spending into a tough spot. Trump reluctantly signed the massive package Sunday in Florida, during a holiday break marked by trips to the golf course. - via

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