The federal government has been rolling out its response to the coronavirus crisis, trying to slow the spread and prop up the economy, which has taken a severe hit, as shown by historic jobless claims numbers out Thursday. On the eve of the dire report, at a White House coronavirus task force briefing, President Donald Trump said that “large sections of our country” can probably “go back to normal” much sooner than others, while the nation’s leading expert on pandemics, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned that “the virus makes the timeline.” In an apparent effort to combat the growing economic fallout, the Senate cleared a massive relief package by unanimous vote late Wednesday. It moves on to the House for a vote set for Friday. Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis. Here are Thursday’s most significant developments in Washington: Thursday is the 11th day of the president’s 15-day guidelines to slow the spread The Senate passed a $2 trillion relief package in a unanimous vote, heads to the HouseTrump participated

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