The government needs to be funded by Dec. 11, and congressional leaders have yet to strike either a spending agreement or a coronavirus deal. Congress is also hurtling toward a confrontation with President Donald Trump on renaming confederate bases and tech company protections on the defense bill, with Trump threatening to veto the legislation.

Perhaps most urgent as the United States racks up roughly 200,000 cases and 2,000 coronavirus deaths a day — the country registered a million new cases in the first five days of December — is some new response to the disease’s devastating health and economic effects. Bipartisan negotiators worked throughout the weekend to finalize $908 billion legislation based on their rough framework from last week, with hopes of introducing bill text early this week. Congress has not approved a major aid package since April…

Even the fate of the ever-popular National Defense Authorization Act looks rocky. On Tuesday, the House plans to pass the final version of the NDAA, which Trump opposes because it doesn’t repeal Section 230, or protections for tech companies, but does rename bases named for Confederate leaders. Some Republicans supportive of Trump’s effort on Section 230 say it simply can’t go in the defense bill and are ignoring his demands to jam it in the defense legislation.