March 24, 2020 / 2:25 PM / 6 days ago

McConnell says lawmakers very close to a deal on coronavirus bill

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said lawmakers were very close on Tuesday to a deal on an economic package that will provide relief for Americans and businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

“At last I believe we’re on the five-yard line. It has taken a lot of noise and a lot of rhetoric to get us here,” McConnell said. “Depsite all of that we are very close.” (Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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