5 days Senate passes $2.2-T coronavirus aid plan, House votes Friday Inquirer
    WASHINGTON --- The Senate passed a mammoth $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented response amid record new jobless claims and mounting evidence that the economy is in a recession. The unanimous Senate vote late Wednesday came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far or not far enough and capped days of difficult negotiations as Washington confronted a national challenge unlike it has ever faced. Thursday brought grim economic news as the government reported 3.3 million new weekly unemployment claims, ... more