Economic rescue balloons past $1 trillion as talks resume
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators from Congress and the White House have resumed top-level talks on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package.
Officials put the price tag at nearly $1.4 trillion and said with other measures from the Federal Reserve it could pump $2 trillion into the U.S. economy.
President Donald Trump, during a briefing at the White House on Saturday, expressed optimism that it could be agreed upon soon.
The Senate convened the rare weekend session with the aim of drafting the package Saturday, holding an initial vote Sunday and winning Senate passage on Monday.