Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, left, wears a protective mask while departing the Senate Floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader McConnell each took a stab at breaking the deadlock over a new stimulus, but it wasn't clear that either side budged enough to get a deal in the short time Congress has left to act. Photographer: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images