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MSNBC 25 Mar 2020

Senate Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Emergency Relief Bill

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Late Wednesday the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, including direct cash payments to Americans. Fmr. U.S. Labor Secy. Robert Reich reacts.
Aired on 3/25/20.


The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill gains more than the 60 votes needed to pass the U.S. Senate; congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill. #FoxNews

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President Trump Signs Coronavirus Economic Relief Bill: "$6.2 trillion. I never signed anything with a T on it."
The House has voted to pass the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill by voice vote despite an objection by Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky. NBC's Garrett Haake has details on what happens next. Aired on 3/27/2020.
The United States Senate has approved a historic $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package to help bolster its economy badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
The House of Representatives is now reviewing the bill which would provide a financial lifeline for healthcare staff, struggling workers and businesses.
The number of coronavirus cases in the US is approaching 70,000 and more than 1,000 people have died.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC.

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THAT IS A SMALL FRACTION OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE
NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY UNEMPLOYED.
ACTUALLY UNEMPLOYED. >> NO ONE IS TIPPING.
>> NO ONE IS TIPPING. NO ONE NEEDS DRY CLEANING.
NO ONE NEEDS DRY CLEANING. NO ONE’S EATING AT A RESTAURANT.
NO ONE’S EATING AT A RESTAURANT. VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE FLYING.
VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE FLYING. IT’S JUST A HELL OF A THING TO
IT’S JUST A HELL OF A THING TO JUST MAKE INACTIVE SUCH A HUGE
JUST MAKE INACTIVE SUCH A HUGE COMPONENT OF OUR ECONOMY.
COMPONENT OF OUR ECONOMY. SINCE WE’VE JUST PASSED THIS $2
SINCE WE’VE JUST PASSED THIS $2 TRILLION THING, IT LOOKS LIKE
TRILLION THING, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S MAKING ITS WAY SLOWLY TO
IT’S MAKING ITS WAY SLOWLY TO THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR
THE PRESIDENT’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE, CAN WE AFFORD WHAT
SIGNATURE, CAN WE AFFORD WHAT IT’S GOING TO COST US NOT TO
IT’S GOING TO COST US NOT TO MAKE PEOPLE WHOLE BUT TO HELP
MAKE PEOPLE WHOLE BUT TO HELP OUR CITIZENS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK
OUR CITIZENS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK BECAUSE OF THIS?
BECAUSE OF THIS? >> ABSOLUTELY.
>> ABSOLUTELY. I MEAN, IF WE CAN PASS A $2
I MEAN, IF WE CAN PASS A $2 TRILLION TAX CUT IN DECEMBER OF
TRILLION TAX CUT IN DECEMBER OF 2017 FOR MOSTLY CORPORATIONS AND
2017 FOR MOSTLY CORPORATIONS AND THE VERY WEALTHY, WE CAN
THE VERY WEALTHY, WE CAN CERTAINLY AFFORD NEARLY $2
CERTAINLY AFFORD NEARLY $2 TRILLION TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE.
TRILLION TO HELP PEOPLE SURVIVE. BRIAN, I WOULDN’T CALL THIS A
BRIAN, I WOULDN’T CALL THIS A STIMULUS BILL.
STIMULUS BILL. THIS IS A SURVIVAL BILL.
THIS IS A SURVIVAL BILL. AND IT’S A ZRIEL BILL FOR REALLY
AND IT’S A ZRIEL BILL FOR REALLY TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS
TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO WILL BE OUT OF WORK AND MUST

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