Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Chuck Schumer announce bipartisan coronavirus relief package
ABOVE VIDEO: The deal was made after midnight on Wednesday and includes a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses.
(FOX NEWS) – The White House and Senate leaders reached a breakthrough deal shortly after midnight Wednesday on a massive and historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package for workers and businesses, Fox News has confirmed, capping off days of heated negotiations that had nearly been derailed by last-minute demands from House Democrats.
“Ladies and gentleman, we are done,” White House legislative affairs director Eric Ueland announced as he left the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., near midnight. “We have a deal.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the bill amounts to “unemployment compensation on steroids,” and that every American laid off will have their missed salary remunerated.
The bombshell provision will enable companies to stay afloat and immediately bring back those employees when things are safe, Schumer said.
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