Senators and Trump administration officials reached Tuesday night an agreement has been reached on a $ 2 trillion stimulus package to send aid to people and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, a senior administration official told reporters. journalists on Capitol Hill.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are done. We have a deal,” White House director of legislative affairs Eric Ueland told reporters about 1 am Wednesday.
Now the law must pass to both houses of Congress where rapid approval is expected.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) And Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (DN.Y.) were expected to discuss the advance on the Senate floor shortly, after a long day. of talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Ueland and others, reported The Washington Post.
The deal ended five days in a row of intense negotiations that occasionally led to partisan warfare as the nation’s economy faltered due to the deadly pandemic, with the closure of schools and businesses, massive layoffs that hit the workforce, and dozens of thousands of people who got sick.
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