The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. Prospects for a pandemic relief package before the end of the year grew substantially as senior Republicans warmed to the idea of using a $908 billion proposal from a bipartisan group of lawmakers as the basis for a deal. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images