House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats passed a record $3 trillion coronavirus rescue package but the Republican-controlled Senate is unlikely to take up the legislation, and series of negotiations is expected (AFP Photo/Olivier DOULIERY)More

Washington (AFP) – House Democrats on Friday narrowly pushed through the largest-ever US economic rescue package, but the coronavirus measure faces headwinds in the White House and Senate where Republicans bemoan its $3 trillion price tag.

The Heroes Act, which passed largely along party lines, provides some $1 trillion for state and local governments, another round of cash disbursements to millions of hard-hit American families, funds for hospitals and health workers, and relief for devastated small businesses.

The 1,815-page measure also would extend unemployment and food aid; provide rent and mortgage

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