US Announces $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill
Sumaira FH 7 days ago Thu 26th March 2020 | 11:15 AM
WASHINGTON, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / WAM - 26th Mar, 2020) The US Senate on Wednesday unanimously backed a $2 trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus epidemic, as well as providing billions of Dollars to buy urgently needed medical equipment, Reuters has reported.
President Donald Trump, whose top aides helped negotiate the bipartisan measure, promised to sign it into law as soon as it reaches his desk. "I will sign it immediately," Trump told reporters on Wednesday.
The rescue package - which would be the biggest ever passed by Congress - includes a $500 billion fund to help hard-hit industries and a comparable amount for direct payments of up to $3,000 apiece to millions of US families.