Congress Continues to Work on COVID-19 Economic/Health Care Relief Measure

Senate negotiators and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been working on an agreement that would help blunt the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis. Senate Leader McConnell introduced a bill last week that would include individual direct payments, small business relief, and a credit facility for the Federal Reserve to provide support to impacted businesses. In the House, Speaker Pelosi today unveiled a package that focuses on individual and health care related relief but also includes provisions governing consumer debt and loan forbearance.

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