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Congress is preparing Sunday votes on a $900 billion relief package, but remaining obstacles could push final passage into Christmas week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

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Lawmakers are setting the stage to hold back-to-back votes Sunday on a $900 billion federal rescue package. But both parties still haven’t brokered a broader deal and several policy obstacles remain, which could still push final passage into Christmas week.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill on Sunday that “I think we’re close, we’re very close” on reaching an agreement.

“But we want to have members have enough time to review it all,” she said. Asked about the timing of a vote on a rescue package, Pelosi responded: “When we’re ready.” 

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