Senate passes $484 billion aid package for small businesses, COVID-19 testing

The Senate passed a $484 billion aid package April 21 that renews funding for a small-business loan program, boosts aid for hospitals and expands testing for COVID-19.

The Senate unanimously approved the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The House is set to vote on the measure April 23, according to NPR, and President Donald Trump tweeted April 21 that he plans to sign the bill.

The package includes more than $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, $60 billion for the small-business disaster fund, $75 billion for hospitals and $25 billion to expand COVID-19 testing.

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