March 18, 2020 / 6:40 PM / in 11 days

Senate's McConnell says Republicans nearing pact on big economic stimulus bill

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that Republicans were nearing an agreement on larger economic stimulus legislation to support the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby said Republicans could unveil the proposed stimulus legislation late Wednesday or early Thursday. The proposal would be the latest in a series of measures in Congress to help Americans and businesses through the health crisis. (Reporting by Diane Bartz Editing by Chris Reese)

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