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US House approves $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

US House approves $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill
Bill passes despite effort by Republican congressman Thomas Massie to delay vote

By Michael Hernandez

WASHINGTON (AA) - The House of Representatives approved by voice vote Friday an over $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, sending the bill to U.S. President Donald Trump to sign into law.

The voice vote came over objections from congressman Thomas Massie, a Republican who vowed to delay the bill's passage by calling for a roll call vote that would have required many members of Congress return to Washington amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Massie's effort earlier drew a stern rebuke from his fellow Republicans and Trump who called the Kentucky representative "a third rate Grandstander," and called for him to be expelled from the Republican party.

"He just wants the publicity. He can’t stop it, only delay, which is both dangerous & costly," Trump fumed on Twitter. "Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault."

The measure, already passed in the Senate, includes $1200 payments to most Americans, bolsters unemployment benefits and offers hundreds of millions of dollars in economic assistance for large corporations and small businesses struggling to cope with the economic impacts of efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19.

source: News Feed
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