Mar 19, 2020 - Health

Trump signs emergency coronavirus relief package

In this image, Trump sits in a suit
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President Trump signed into law an emergency coronavirus relief package on Wednesday evening, as Americans face a pandemic that could catalyze a recession.

Catch up quick: The legislation aims to provide free testing for COVID-19 to Americans, secure two weeks of paid sick leave and expanded family leave, and increased federal funds for Medicaid and food security programs, like food stamps.

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