Trump, Congress near deal on small business, hospital aid

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he is hopeful of a deal that could pass Congress quickly and get the small business payroll program back up by midweek.

News 12 Staff

Apr 20, 2020, 3:18 PM

Updated 1,497 days ago

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration and Congress expect an agreement Monday on a coronavirus aid package of up to $450 billion.
It would boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money and add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing.
President Donald Trump said Sunday the administration is "very close to a deal.”
The Senate is scheduled for a pro forma session Monday, but no vote has been set. The House announced it could meet as soon as Wednesday for a vote. 
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he is hopeful of a deal that could pass Congress quickly and get the small business payroll program back up by midweek.
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