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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Text was Delayed by Printer Errors and Internet Issues

Lawmakers spent hours on Monday awaiting the text of the roughly $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package coupled with provisions to avoid a government shutdown.

The main issues holding up the process were printer malfunctions and a corrupted file that led to a computer glitch, according to Jake Sherman of Politico and Erik Wasson of Bloomberg News.

“Unfortunately, it’s a bad time to have a computer glitch,” Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota told reporters on Capitol Hill.

The 5,500-page bill was eventually uploaded just before 2 p.m., leaving lawmakers with little time to comb through it before votes scheduled for later in the afternoon.

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