the U.S. Senate has the votes 90-8 Wednesday night local time adopted an aid package of 100 billion dollar.
This corresponds to 683 billion.
the Package must get the americans to the rescue, which is economically the hardest hit by the coronakrisen, writes the news agencies dpa and AFP.
the Package contains among other things, free testing for coronavirus, wages during illness and help to people who have lost their jobs. The worst affected is also food aid.
A senatsudvalg have figured out that the only sickness benefits and parental leave can come to cost a little over 100 billion u.s. dollars.
It is the second major aid package, which is adopted in Congress this month.
It is already adopted in the Congress of the second chamber, the House of Representatives.
the Package is now being sent on to president Donald Trump, who must sign it before it enters into force.
Meanwhile, The White House continue discussions with the politicians in Congress on several initiatives, which can run to more than a billion - that is over a thousand billion - dollar. It is more than ten times as large an amount as the package has now been adopted.
The package may contain two stages, the direct payments to the americans, writes the news agency Reuters.
A proposal from the u.s. treasury, which Reuters has seen, the sounds on the two packages to each of the 250 billion u.s. dollars.
Trump and his finance minister, Steven Mnuchin, has floated a proposal to send checks directly to americans.