Senate Reaches $484B Stimulus Deal

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

Thestimulus 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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