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U.S. senators make progress toward voting on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

4 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

A last-minute obstacle to passage of a $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill in the U.S. Senate was in the process of being resolved and would likely clear the way for prompt approval of the measure, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday.
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Senate expects late vote on $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

4 monthes ago   |   By CNBC

The Senate announced they had arrived at a deal early Wednesday morning after days of bitter partisan divide. There had been hope it could fast track the deal to the desk of President Donald Trump quickly.
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Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

4 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found themselves fending off critics from the right and left who threatened to hold up the bill.
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Pennsylvania's US senators talk up benefits of $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

Pennsylvania's US senators talk up benefits of $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill

4 monthes ago   |   By WTAE

Both of Pennsylvania's U.S. senators, Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, are emphasizing the importance of getting help as quickly as possible to every American via the federal coronavirus relief bill - because everyone is suffering from the effects of the crisis.
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How Far Will The Economic Stimulus Package Go For Small Businesses?

4 monthes ago   |   By Forbes

A deal was reached in the Senate early this morning to inject approximately $2 trillion dollars into the U.S. economy, after days of negotiations and two failed votes.
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Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

4 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. senators were set to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left threatened to hold up the bill.
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