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Pres. Trump, Senate agree on $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus proposal

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Posted at 4:47 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 04:51:36-04

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have agreed on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history. It's intended as a weeks- or months-long patch for an economy spiraling into recession and a nation facing a potentially ghastly toll.

Top White House aide Eric Ueland announced the agreement in a Capitol hallway shortly after midnight, capping days of often intense haggling and mounting pressure.

The package still needs to be finalized in detailed legislative language.