Deal nears for new aid package

Trump administration, Congress expect a deal to help small businesses, hospitals.


National News

April 20, 2020 - 9:39 AM

President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing on the coronavirus pandemic along with members of the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House in Washington, D.C., Friday. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS) Photo by Yuri Gripas - Abaca Press - TNS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Congress expect an agreement Monday on an aid package of up to $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money  and add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing.

As talks continued, President Donald Trump said there’s a “good chance” of reaching a bipartisan agreement with Democrats.

“We are very close to a deal,” Trump said Sunday at the White House.

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