Quick Senate and House approval is now needed to start getting the funds out to Amercans.
After a tension and temper dominated debate Monday, the negotiators appear more willing Tuesday to find areas of agreement.
Is this package a true rescue of the millions of Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic or just an expensive band-aid? Time will tell.
Those trying to fashion a deal for aid in the coronavirus have to deal with a temperamental president who can’t keep his volatile, childish temper under control.
Washington, particularly Congress, hasn’t done big things for a long time, ground down by partisan infighting, polarizing extremes and an increasingly skeptical public.
The resistance to Trump’s proposals is meeting bipartisan opposition and even White House aides admit they were surprised and caught off guard by his plans.
The rush to fight the coronavirus virus considers funding that doubles or triples the amount requested by Donald Trump, who is criticized for not providing enough.
Trump also announced he would ask NATO to become “much more involved in the Middle East process.”