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House passes stimulus bill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/20, 01:42 pm

WASHINGTON—Some House lawmakers rushed back to the U.S. Capitol on Friday to vote on the $2 trillion fiscal relief bill. An attempt by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., to force a longer voting process fell flat, and lawmakers who made it back to Capitol Hill passed the legislation by a voice vote. President Donald Trump signed the bill into law Friday evening.

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Senate passes stimulus bill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/26/20, 10:37 am

WASHINGTON—Just before midnight on Wednesday, the Senate passed a $2.2 trillion economic relief package by a vote of 96-0. Some senators missed the vote due to quarantine or self-isolation. Underscoring the severity of the financial disaster, nearly 3.3. million Americans filed unemployment claims last week, compared to just 216,000 the entire month of February.

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White House, Senate hammer out stimulus

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/25/20, 11:25 am

WASHINGTON—Leaders from both parties announced overnight they had agreed on a $2 trillion bill to pump aid into a struggling economy during the coronavirus crisis. The Senate expects to pass the measure in the next couple of days.

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