April 21, 2020 / 9:12 PM / 4 months ago

U.S. Senate passes nearly $500 billion coronavirus bill aiding small business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed legislation providing nearly $500 billion in additional federal aid to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic and to aid hospitals dealing with large numbers of seriously ill patients.

The bill, which is supported by the White House, now goes to the House of Representatives where it could be voted upon as soon as Thursday.

Reporting by Richard Cowan

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