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US Senate passes $2 trillion stimulus package to blunt economic fallout of coronavirus
March 26, 2020

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The US Senate has passed an unparalleled 2-trillion-dollar stimulus package unanimously to blunt the economic fallout of COVID-19, after rounds of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans.

The upper chamber passed the bill in a 96-0 vote, well above the 60-vote threshold.

The bill is aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment.