WASHINGTON

The U.S. Senate is nearing a vote on a gargantuan $2 trillion aid package meant to bolster Americans and businesses caught in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The White House and Senate leaders announced an agreement was reached which paves the way for a vote in which the spending omnibus is almost certain to clear the chamber and head to the House of Representatives.

“The Senate is going to stand together, act together, and pass this historic relief package today,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor, calling the bill a “war-time level of investment

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