Federal officials reach deal on $2 trillion aid package
LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JONATHAN LEMIRE
Associated PressMarch 24, 2020, 7:21 AM CDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties struck an agreement late Tuesday on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a health care system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.
The agreement came after days of often intense haggling and mounting pressure and still needed to be finalized in detailed legislative language.
Top White House aide Eric Ueland announced the agreement in a Capitol hallway shortly after midnight. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are done. We have a deal,” Ueland said.