The Morning Dispatch: Congress Passes COVID Relief Package

Happy Tuesday! Every day from here until June will have a little bit more daylight than the day before. So we’ve got that going for us.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The House and Senate both voted overwhelmingly on Monday night to approve a $2.3 trillion omnibus bill, which included $900 billion for coronavirus relief and $1.4 trillion to fund the federal government through next September.

  • In a Monday press conference, outgoing Attorney General William Barr told reporters he does not see a need to appoint a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden or allegations of widespread voter fraud. Barr added that he “sees no basis” for the federal government to seize voting machines, as President Trump and his allies have reportedly discussed in recent days.

  • The recent SolarWinds cyberattack—suspected to have been carried out by Russian hackers—appears to have compromised the email accounts of high-ranking officials in the Treasury Department, according to Sen. Ron Wyden, who was briefed on the topic. “Treasury still does not know all of the actions taken by hackers, or precisely what information was stolen,” Wyden said.

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