Senate leaders and the White House finally agreed on a $2 trillion package to cushion the economy from the chaotic effects of coronavirus. "Help is on the way," said Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. In addition to expanding unemployment benefits and investing $150 billion in the health care system, many Americans will receive $1,200 checks. Businesses of all sizes — including cities, states and wholesale industries — will receive a collective $870 billion in loans or funding.
Are any strings attached? Democrats scored a major victory when the White House agreed to boost scrutiny into how the federal cash is spent.