This bill's past due. A partisan dispute in the upper chamber is holding up a $1.8 trillion rescue package that's aimed at saving the U.S. economy from coronavirus-related chaos. Democrats blocked the bill last night, arguing that it favors big business over workers, while both parties blamed one another for stalling. With five GOP senators quarantined, the vote was deadlocked at 47-47. "I think we’re very close," said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who served as the messenger between the two sides.
What's next? The Senate will vote again this morning — but with stakes raised even higher, since U.S. markets will be open and awaiting the news.