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House aims to push through $2 trln coronavirus bill as Trump targets holdout

2 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives convened on Friday to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill as President Donald Trump criticized a Republican lawmaker who threatened to delay passage.
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House debates $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The House is set to pass the sprawling, $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday.
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House set to vote Friday on $2 trillion stimulus as coronavirus crisis worsens

2 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

WATCH LIVE: U.S. House of Representatives vote on stimulus bill
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives on Friday will attempt to approve the historic $2 trillion stimulus package that passed the Senate earlier this week and clear the way for President Donald Trump's signature as the American public and the US economy fight the devastating spread of Covid-19.
The far-reaching legislation stands as the largest emergency aid package in US history. It represents a massive financial injection into a struggling economy with provisions aimed at helping American workers, small businesses and...
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House debates $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The House is set to pass the sprawling, $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday.
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House debates $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The House is set to pass the sprawling, $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday.
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House debates $2.2 trillion economic rescue package in response to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The House is set to pass the sprawling, $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday.
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Don't call the $2 trillion coronavirus bill a stimulus, call it a rescue - and we're going to need a lot more of it

Don't call the $2 trillion coronavirus bill a stimulus, call it a rescue - and we're going to need a lot more of it

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The $2 trillion coronavirus bill Congress is set to pass this week is not a stimulus, it is a rescue package. It is not meant to bolster the American economy, it's meant to save it.
With this bill - and the bills that are certainly coming - America is going to need to build out the public health infrastructure that will keep this economy going.
That means increasing hospital capacity and testing. It means being able to send money to counties that have become hot zones. It means preparing for uncertainty.
This is about surviving in a new reality, people.
This is an opinion column. The...
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Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON - With rare bipartisanship and speed, Washington is about to deliver massive, unprecedented legislation to speed help to people and businesses as the coronavirus pandemic takes a devastating toll on the U.S. economy and health care system.
The House is set to pass the sprawling $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday. President Donald Trump marveled at the unanimity Thursday and is eager to sign the package into law.
The relief can hardly come soon enough. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Thursday...
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Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion stimulus bill in response to coronavirus pandemic

2 monthes ago   |   By ABC

The House is set to pass the sprawling, $2.2 trillion measure on Friday morning after an extraordinary 96-0 Senate vote late Wednesday.
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The damage inflicted on the job market since February has highlighted a widening line of inequality based on education. Read more ...

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