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House Passes $2.2T Rescue Package, Rushes it to Trump

Mar 27, 2020

The $2 trillion rescue legislation heads to President Trump.
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The House has approved a $2.2 trillion rescue package, rushing it to President Donald Trump for his signature.

The measure tosses a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.

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The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history.

It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans, bolster unemployment benefits, and offer loans, grants and tax breaks to businesses large and small.

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It also will flush billions more to states, local governments and the nation's all but overwhelmed health care system.