US Senate passes historic $2tn relief package as coronavirus devastates economy

Record-breaking bailout comes after days of round the clock negotiationsDeal includes checks for Americans and loans for businesses Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US Senate has passed a $2.2tn emergency relief...

US Senate passes historic $2tn relief package as coronavirus devastates economy

The US Senate has passed a $2.2tn emergency relief package as the coronavirus pandemic devastates the economy, marking the biggest rescue deal of its kind in US history.

“This is a strange and evil disease,” said the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer ahead of the vote. “When we pass this bill, instead of hugging each other, we’ll wave from a distance.”

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