House Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill: w/Trump Urging

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source: Fox News

In a 363-40 vote early Saturday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a coronavirus response package negotiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

All House Democrats supported the plan while 40 Republicans opposed it. Rep. Justin Amash, an independent from Michigan who is a former Republican, voted “present.”

Prior to the vote, which occurred shortly before 1 a.m. ET Saturday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke to reporters about the deal that had been worked out, saying “some things needed to be cleaned up.”

President Trump said Friday night that he supported the package — in an apparent effort to get skeptical House Republicans on board with the legislation.

“I fully support H.R. 6201: Families First CoronaVirus Response Act, which will be voted on in the House this evening,” Trump tweeted. “This Bill will follow my direction for free CoronaVirus tests, and paid sick leave for our impacted American workers …”

“I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES!……. I will always put the health and well-being of Americans FIRST. Look forward to signing the final bill, ASAP!”

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Pelosi intially informed colleagues of a deal with the Trump administration at around 6 p.m. ET Friday. “We are proud to have reached an agreement with the administration to resolve outstanding challenges, and now will soon pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” the California Democrat said in a letter.

However, Fox News later learned that Mnuchin had not yet signed off on the pact.

House OKs coronavirus relief bill, after urging from Trump, in 363-40 vote

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