Congress, Trump Administration Negotiate Over Cash Payments, Business Aid

WASHINGTON—Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats were set to begin over an economic-stimulus package responding to the coronavirus crisis, the first version of which proposes direct cash payments to many Americans as part of a larger plan also designed to help struggling businesses and health-care professionals.

About two dozen Republicans and Democrats are expected to meet with Trump administration officials on Friday morning, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, to work on an agreement. Senators are racing…

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