Agreement Reached on New Coronavirus Aid
Senate Approves Bill - House Expected to Approve on Thursday - Trump Says He'll Sign
The Senate passed a $483.4 billion economic relief measure Tuesday that would replenish a popular small-business loan program and provide funding for hospitals facing financial shortfalls due to COVID-19.
Top Democrats and the Trump administration reached agreement on the legislation earlier in the day after weeks of sometimes testy negotiations.
The Senate’s voice vote, which occurred in a nearly empty chamber, sends the bill to the House for final passage likely on Thursday. House lawmakers are headed back to Washington for that vote, due to objections to a voice vote or unanimous consent.
President Donald Trump tweeted support for the measure Tuesday morning before it was released, saying he would sign it when it reaches his desk.