Tempers rise as U.S. Senate awaits vote on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic leaders of the U.S. Senate hoped to vote on Wednesday on a $2 trillion emergency package to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but found themselves fending off critics from the right and left who threatened to hold up the bill.

Top aides to Republican President Donald Trump and senior senators from both parties said they had agreed on the unprecedented stimulus bill in the early hours of Wednesday morning after five days of talks.

The massive bill includes a $500 billion fund to help hard-hit industries…



Source reuters.com

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