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Lawmakers reach deal on emergency stimulus bill

Posted: 2:00 AM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 06:28:27-04
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The White House and Senate leaders reached a deal overnight on emergency legislation to rush aid to businesses, workers and the health care system.

It is the largest economic response rescue measure in history at $2 trillion.

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

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

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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