$2.3 trillion coronavirus relief bill would be the most expensive legislation ever enacted

The $2 trillion-plus coronavirus pandemic relief bill speeding toward passage would be the largest single piece of legislation lawmakers have ever approved in terms of expenditures.

“Certainly, in nominal dollars, we have never spent this much in one piece of legislation,” said Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“This is the biggest stimulus we’ve ever passed … actually by a pretty long shot,” said Jared Bernstein, a former economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

The legislation is aimed at relieving workers and businesses forced to stop work
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