Businesses controlled by the president, senior executive branch officials or members of Congress will be barred from receiving funds under the huge economic rescue package the Senate could vote on as early as Wednesday, according to the Senate's top Democrat. The provision, tucked inside the massive, $2 trillion spending package that aims to shore up the economy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, also prohibits the children, spouses and in-laws of those officials from getting loans or investments from Treasury programs. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's office says they secured agreement on the provision from Republicans after days of intense negotiations. The full text of the bill has not been released; only portions were distributed...
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Coronavirus Package Would Bar Trump And Lawmakers From Funds, Top Democrat Says