White House, Senate Reach Coronavirus Deal: Politics Podcast Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted a bipartisan deal to provide emergency funds in response to the new coronavirus pandemic and committed to passing the legislation Wednesday, though some in his caucus have raised objections to a key provision. If passed, the bill would provide cash payments to Americans, help to struggling small businesses and more resources to state and local governments, as well as to hospitals. It also includes a number of accountability measures meant to ensure the funds are used responsibly.

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Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package

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Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package

Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package

Senate and White House Announce Deal On Coronavirus Package

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted a bipartisan deal to provide emergency funds in response to the coronavirus outbreak and committed to passing the legislation Wednesday, though some in his caucus have raised objections to a key provision.

If passed, the bill would provide cash payments to Americans, help to struggling small businesses and more resources to state and local governments, as well as to hospitals. It also includes a number of accountability measures meant to ensure the funds are used responsibly.

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