US Senate trudging toward vote on virus rescue package

US Senate trudging toward vote on virus rescue package

Deccan Chronicle

Washington: The Senate was on the brink late Wednesday night of passing an unparalleled $2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The 880-page measure is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history, and, after days of delay and a last-minute scramble, the chamber at long last unveiled the final version late Wednesday and scheduled immediate votes.

Insistently optimistic, President Donald Trump said of the greatest public-health emergency in anyone's lifetime, 'I don't think its going to end up being such a rough patch' and anticipated the economy soaring 'like a rocket ship' when it's over.

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