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Deal Struck on Interim Stimulus Plan With Senate Poised to Act

  • Senate to convene today; House could act as soon as Thursday
  • President said discussions will start on next round of aid
Chuck Schumer
Chuck SchumerPhotographer: Sarah Silbiger/Bloomberg
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The White House and congressional leaders struck a deal for a new $484 billion pandemic relief plan with funds for a tapped-out small business aid program and aid for coronavirus testing and overwhelmed hospitals.

The Senate convened for a pro forma session at 4 p.m. Tuesday and was expected to approve the agreement by unanimous consent after up to an hour of debate. If that happens, a House vote as soon as Thursday is expected.