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GOP senator calls on Trump to reopen parts of the coronavirus-stricken economy because ‘death is an unavoidable part of life’

Sen. Ron Johnson suggested drawing up lists of "nonessential businesses" that pose health risks and keeping them closed.

Senators called on the FDA to lift restrictions that keep gay and bisexual men from donating blood amid ‘severe’ shortage during coronavir...

Top public health officials urged healthy Americans to donate blood as the novel coronavirus outbreak resulted in a nationwide shortage.

Senate Republicans slipped a tax break for wealthy real estate investors into the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package

The measure will cut taxes for wealthy investors by an estimated $170 billion over the next decade, according to The New York Times.

What to know about the $300 billion-plus for small businesses in the stimulus bill, and how founders will be able to apply for emergency funds

Payroll-tax relief and small-business loans could help struggling founders and keep workers employed amid closures and social-distancing measures.

Uber’s CEO welcomed a $2 trillion stimulus bill that would finally let US drivers claim unemployment insurance

Uber has always fought vehemently against legislation that would re-classify its drivers as employees.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) arrives during negotiations on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) relief package on Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020.

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which includes checks for Americans and small-business loans

The passage follows blockages from Senate Democrats as the party demanded stronger worker protections and stricter guidelines for corporate loans.

READ: Here’s how the government wants to spend $2 trillion to protect the economy from coronavirus’ effects

Nearly half of the bill's sum would go to loans for small businesses, larger companies, and state and local governments. Here's the full text.

Deal on $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package reached between the Senate and White House

The deal was reached in the early-morning hours of Wednesday. The full text of the bill was expected to be circulated later in the morning.
Paul was criticized for using the Senate gym and going about life as usual after taking a test for coronavirus.

Rand Paul responds to coronavirus backlash: ‘Perhaps it is too much to ask that we simply have compassion for our fellow Americans who are sick&...

"If the rules on testing had been followed to a tee, I would never have been tested and would still be walking around the halls of the Capitol," he said.

Top Republican senator calls for remote voting for congressional bills as more lawmakers get infected with coronavirus

The GOP is at risk of effectively losing its majority in the Senate with an increasing number of lawmakers quarantined.