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Trump signs $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package

The historic legislation provides support to workers, businesses, local governments and hospitals.

United States President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $2.2 trillion economic rescue bill to help lift the economy and address the coronavirus pandemic.

His signature came after the Democratic-led House of Representatives approved the sweeping package by a voice vote earlier in the day, despite a procedural challenge from Republican Representative Thomas Massie, who wanted a formal recorded vote.

The bill had passed the Republican-led Senate on Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support in a 96-0 vote.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.