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Rep. Bacon: We have to pass relief bill as soon as possible

Posted at 6:03 AM, Mar 27, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV — We could be one step closer to seeing the benefits of the $2 trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill soon.

The U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating the measure Friday, March 27, and could get it to the president later today. Once he signs it, the money will start flowing quickly.

Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon says it's critical for Congress to get the deal passed as soon as possible.

"I talked to so many businesses in Omaha that if this doesn't happen, they're ready to shut their doors," Bacon said. "So we have to act on it. This bill is not perfect- I would have done some things differently- but it's a must-do and we have to get it done."

Once signed, those small businesses could see loans in as little as 36 hours. The $1,200 payments to individuals could be directly deposited in the next three weeks.