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BUDGET BRIEFING: Senate Passes Virus Bill; House to Vote Friday

March 26, 2020, 12:01 PM

The Senate passed a $2 trillion economic relief bill last night after a few days of delays, sending it to the House, where leaders aim to pass the measure tomorrow.

The Senate voted 96-0 in favor of the bill, which would send many Americans $1,200, add $600 per week onto people’s unemployment benefits, spend $500 billion to inject trillions into the economy from the Federal Reserve, and send hundreds of billions of dollars to state and local governments.

Read the BGOV Bill Summary on the emergency funding measure (H.R. 748) by Adam Schank and Loren Duggan.

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