U.S. Senator Schumer wants at least $750
bln to combat coronavirus, help economy
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[March 17, 2020]
(Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will propose
legislation totaling at least $750 billion to combat the coronavirus
outbreak and help the economy, his office said in a statement on Monday.
He will present the package as early as Tuesday, the statement said.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) speaks during a news
briefing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the City Hall in the
Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 14, 2020.
plan would be in addition to an $8.3 billion aid plan that
Congress has already passed, as well as a multi-billion-dollar
package the House approved last week, the statement said.
Schumer's plan would include money to address hospital capacity
issues, expand unemployment insurance, increase Medicaid
funding, and provide immediate payment forbearance on federal
loans, the statement said. Democrats are a minority in the U.S.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)
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