Senate Reaches $484B Stimulus Deal


The Senate approved a $484 billion stimulus package Tuesday afternoon via voice vote, right around the time New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump finished a “very productive” meeting at the White House after some fiery exchanges over their respective handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

The stimulus deal senators agreed to, much of it aimed at boosting small businesses,  will supplement the $2 trillion legislation passed last month. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hailed it as a “bipartisan agreement.”

Trump and Cuomo spoke in positive terms about their discussion, at which they pledged to work together on more coronavirus testing. Cuomo said the president did not try to pressure him into setting a timeline for lifting the virus-fighting restrictions that have crushed the state’s economy.

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