Behemoth $2 trillion COVID-19 response bill clears U.S. House, heads to Trump

By: - March 27, 2020 2:04 pm

U.S. Capitol. Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE: President Donald Trump just signed the massive aid package late Friday afternoon, writing in a tweet:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

“I just signed the CARES Act, the single biggest economic relief package in American History – twice as large as any relief bill ever enacted. At $2.2 Trillion Dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and businesses.” #CARESAct

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.

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Robin Bravender
Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender was the States Newsroom Washington Bureau Chief from January 2019 until June 2020. She coordinated the network’s national coverage and reported on states’ congressional delegations, federal agencies, the White House and the federal courts. Prior to that, Robin was an editor and reporter at E&E News, a reporter at Politico, and a freelance producer for Reuters TV.

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