WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators and Trump administration officials have reached an agreement on a major stimulus bill to reduce the economic impact of coronavirus outbreaks, negotiators said on Wednesday.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin goes to a meeting during the negotiation on the coronavirus relief package (COVID-19) at Capitol in Washington, USA, March 24, 2020. REUTERS / Al Drago
The Senate will vote on a $ 2 trillion package by the end of the day, and the House of Representatives is expected to follow soon.
This is a wartime investment in our country, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech announcing the treaty after days of negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top aides for President Donald Trump.
Today, we will pass this law.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer called this measure the largest rescue package in US history, describing it as a Marshall Marshall Plan for hospitals and medical needs, regarding the program due to The United States helped rebuild Europe after World War II.
Help on the way, big help and quick help
The text of the treaty is not available until later on Wednesday.
McConnell said the package will urgently check to help Americans pay bills during sickness-related leave, expand unemployment …
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