WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate left Capitol Hill on Tuesday without a final deal on an economic package designed to get trillions of dollars to Americans most affected by the coronavirus.
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On Wednesday morning, the White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement on the deal, comprised of an unprecedented $2 trillion focused on relief to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The urgently needed measure is the largest economic rescue bill in history. It is intended as a weekslong or monthslong patch for an economy spiraling into recession — or worse — and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.
The Senate is expected to vote later Wednesday. Get updates here.
Bev Banks contributed. Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Colleen Long, Hope Yen, Mary Clare Jalonick, Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Alan Fram and Padmananda Rama contributed to this report.