White House, Senate reach deal on massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill
WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders reached an agreement early Wednesday on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill aimed at alleviating the economic impact of the outbreak.
"At last, we have a deal. After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced from the Senate floor shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday. "In effect, this is a wartime level of investment for our nation."
McConnell said he expected the Senate to pass the legislation later Wednesday after it returns at noon ET. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters that President Donald Trump would "absolutely" sign it if Congress passes it.