WASHINGTON - The latest economic rescue package being negotiated in Washington is now nearly $2 trillion.
But the Senate has yet to agree on the parameters of the package, voting against advancing the measure to a full vote.
Democrats say the draft package is insufficient in the face of economic havoc from the coronavirus, arguing that it is tilted toward corporations and does too little to help workers and health care providers.
There is another vote on a coronavirus stimulus bill set for later today. Congress seems determined to get this done.
This is all about trying to boost the economy, which is struggling under the weight of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said that, "The legislation has many problems. At the top of the list it includes a large corporate bailout with no protections for workers and virtually no oversight."
President Donald Trump weighed in earlier in the day, saying “it's not very complicated” and that workers must be helped and companies saved.