Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:29 a.m. ET Dec. 24, 2020 | Updated 7:45 a.m. ET Dec. 24, 2020CLOSECoronavirus relief package: Pelosi calls for vote on $2000 checksThe fate of a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package is in doubt Thursday as lawmakers on Capitol Hill scrambled to address President Donald Trump’s sudden argument that the measure does not provide enough in direct payments. Earlier this week, Congress overwhelmingly approved a measure to offset the economic impact of COVID-19, but Trump called the bipartisan bill a “disgrace,” upending weeks of congressional negotiations. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has now called for a Christmas Eve vote to raise the amount of direct stimulus included in the measure to $2,000 from the $600 already approved. Here’s who doesn’t get the $600 stimulus check if  COVID-19 relief bill signedAmericans still face lapse in aid: Unemployment benefits could be delayed for millions even with COVID-19 relief packagePrefer to listen? Check out the 5 things podcast below and subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts: Dr. Fauci celebrates 80th birthday — virtually, of courseDr. Anthony Fauci will celebrate his 80th birthday on Thursday. However, just as he did at Thanksgiving, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert will be reconnecting with family over Zoom. Fauci has urged Americans to avoid traditional indoor gatherings amid a coronavirus surge that


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