US Senate begins rescue package voting

Business | 26 Mar 2020 11:36 am

In Washington,the US Senate is now voting on the historic US$2 trillion economic rescue. If passed, which it is expected to do, it would become the largest economic stimulus measure in US history.

Earlier, the Guardian’s Amanda Holpuch reported that Donald Trump’s family has been blocked from getting bailout funds in the deal, according to a letter from the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer.

Schumer, a New York Democrat, wrote a three-page “Dear Colleagues” letter which outlines the steps the Senate took to secure the agreement. It emphasizes that Democrats will use the bailout to expand access to unemployment insurance and to increase funding for the health system.

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