Senate likely to approve fix for small-business virus aid


WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely supported bill to refine a payroll subsidy program for businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic could soon be on its way to getting signed into law by President Donald Trump despite hitting a speed bump in the Senate on Wednesday.

The legislation would give business owners more flexibility to use taxpayer subsidies for other costs and extend the lifespan of the program as the economy continues to struggle through record joblessness and a deep recession.

It passed the House overwhelmingly last week on a 417-1 vote, but an attempt by top Senate Democrat...

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