White House, Congress agree on $2 trillion aid package

The White House and Congress agreed to a $2 trillion stimulus package early Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. The emergency legislation is the largest economic rescue measure in U.S. history.

It aims to deliver aid to workers, businesses and the health care system amid damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation would give direct payments to most Americans and expand unemployment benefits.

It would also provide $367 billion for small businesses to keep making payroll while workers are forced to stay home.

The rescue package would be larger than the 2008 bank bailout and 2009 recovery act combined.

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