Trump throws support behind coronavirus stimulus bill in Senate, vows to sign 'vital' legislation 'immediately' -

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...Trump's comments come as the Senate is working out the final issues of the bill with a vote expected to occur later this evening after two failed attempts on the original version of the legislation earlier in the week.

...Democrats had claimed the earlier Senate bill did too much for large corporations and didn't do enough for workers.

...Upon reaching an agreement with Republicans and the White House, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the bill amounts to "Unemployment compensation on steroids," and that every American who is laid off will have their missed salary remunerated.

...Democrats said the package specifically would help replace the salaries of furloughed workers for four months, rather than the three months first proposed.

...Furloughed workers would get whatever amount a state usually provides for unemployment, plus a $600 per week add-on, with gig workers like Uber drivers covered for the first time.

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