U.S. Senate finally passes the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package

The Senate passed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Wednesday night, as it tries to stem the destruction the pandemic has brought to American lives and wallets. 

The bill now heads to the House, which will push to pass it Friday by voice vote as most representatives are out of Washington. 

Before passing the bill, the Senate first rejected an amendment proposed by Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., to cap unemployment insurance at a recipient’s previous wages. It failed in a 48-48 vote. 

CNBC:

Read the entire 880 page bill here:

The Senate will leave town once it passes a coronavirus stimulus package and not return until April 20, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced late Wednesday night.

The Hill:

Final vote 96-0.

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