Congress, Trump Administration Near Deal on Coronavirus Aid to Small Businesses

Agreement also would include aid for hospitals and testing, but probably no money for state and local governments

The small-business loan program designed to keep workers employed is out of money, and some main street business owners hit by the coronavirus pandemic say that it simply is not enough to keep their business alive in the first place. Photo: B.A. Van Sise/NurPhoto

28365365体育投注WASHINGTON—Lawmakers and the Trump administration were closing in on a more than $450 billion agreement that would replenish a program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus and related shutdowns, aiming to end a weekslong impasse over the loan program.

The Senate convened briefly on Monday afternoon without a deal, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) scheduled another session for Tuesday afternoon. While broad strokes of the agreement are largely set, negotiations continued over several details,...