The $ 2000 billion aid package is intended to mitigate the economic impact of the virus outbreak in the United States.
A huge financial aid package for businesses and residents of the United States has gained enough votes in the Senate to be approved. Voting continues early Thursday morning Danish time.
The aid package, which is expected to reach a total size of up to $ 2000 billion, is intended to mitigate the financial consequences of the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States. The amount corresponds to approximately NOK 14,000 billion.
US politicians in the Senate on Wednesday and Thursday through Thursday negotiated the last details of the relief package.
After the Senate vote, it is passed on to the House of Representatives.
– I urge the House of Representatives to approve this decisive legislation and pass it on to me without delay. I will sign it immediately, President Donald Trump said Wednesday night American time.
The House of Representatives is ready to vote on the package as soon as it is passed on from the Senate. That said, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader of the House of Representatives, said Wednesday night.
US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin estimates that the aid package will be able to sustain the US economy for about three months.
/ Ritzau / Reuters