Congress, White House Reach Agreement On Latest Coronavirus Bill


Congress and The White House reached an agreement Tuesday on the latest coronavirus bill aiming to help people and businesses across the country.

The legislation includes a total of $410 billion in relief funds — $310 billion will go to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $75 billion to hospitals, and $25 billion for more testing. Before the agreement was announced, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet with his approval of the bill, urging Congress to pass it.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a news conference with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) following an announced end to the partial government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

The Senate passed the $2 trillion emergency relief package March 25 to address the coronavirus pandemic after debate from both parties. That package passed the Senate 96-0. (RELATED: Senate Finally Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Emergency Relief Package)

The latest legislation will have to pass both chambers before going to Trump’s desk for a signature. White House officials confirmed the details of the deal to the Daily Caller