Senate passes historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

Senate passes historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

The Senate has passed a $2tn coronavirus disaster aid bill Wednesday night, marking the biggest rescue deal of its kind in US history. The bill was approved in a unanimous 96-0 vote after days of furious negotiations. The plan includes direct payments of $1,200 to most American adults, create a $500bn lending program for businesses, cities and states and $367bn fund for small businesses.

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