The Week Ahead—Dec. 21, 2020

With Christmas—and the Christmas holiday break—just days away, the situation in Washington is, as usual, as chaotic as it could be. As of this writing, House and Senate negotiators are STILL working on a substantial $900 billion-plus coronavirus relief bill, which is keeping the 116th Congress from formally adjourning. And there’s still the defense appropriations bill, which triggered yet another government shutdown on Friday.