BUSINESS US Senate approves a new $484 billion rescue plan

BUSINESS

US Senate approves a new $484 billion rescue plan

By Hu Zexi | People's Daily app

06:17, April 22, 2020

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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of NY, speaks to reporters as he arrives for a meeting to discuss the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill Washington on Mar. 20, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Washington (People's Daily) -- The US Senate approved a $484 billion emergency relief plan on Tuesday afternoon, with $310 billion going to small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, the plan would provide $75 billion to US hospitals and $25 billion to expand programs related to novel coronavirus infection testing.

The bill passed the Senate by voice vote.

Next, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill on Thursday.

President Trump had already voiced his support for the bill before the Senate vote.


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