WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Trump administration and Congress are laboring toward an agreement on an aid package of more than $450 billion to boost a small-business loan program that has run out of money.
The emerging deal would also add funds for hospitals and COVID-19 testing.
The package is nearly double the $250 billion White House request of almost two weeks ago.
President Donald Trump offered optimistic assessments Sunday that a deal could be reached Monday, but it's not clear that will happen.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he is hopeful of a deal that could pass Congress quickly and get the small business payroll program back up by midweek.