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House passes historic $2 trillion aid package hoping to curb COVID-19's economic impact

2 monthes ago   |   By WLWT

The legislation now heads to President Donald Trump's desk where he is expected to sign it.
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House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN
WASHINGTON - Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.
The House approved the sweeping measure by a voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the nation's history. It will ship payments of up to $1,200 to millions of Americans, bolster unemployment benefits, offer loans, grants...
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Lone Republican's insistence on roll-call vote delays U.S. coronavirus recovery plan

2 monthes ago   |   By National Post

At least a few House members - and President Donald Trump - blamed a Kentucky Republican for forcing hundreds of lawmakers to travel to Washington to vote on the $2 trillion rescue plan as most of the country stays home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
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House to pass $2 trillion coronavirus package after chaotic sprint to D.C

House to pass $2 trillion coronavirus package after chaotic sprint to D.C

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The House is on track to pass a sweeping, $2 trillion coronavirus relief package Friday that will provide immediate assistance to workers, small businesses and major industries on the brink of economic collapse amid the ongoing pandemic.
But the House vote wasn't without some last minute drama , as members from across the country scrambled to return to Washington amid worries that a single lawmaker would force a roll call vote, which could delay quick passage.
House leaders said Friday morning they still hoped to pass the massive package via voice vote around noon. But they had implemented...
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Trump calls for ousting GOP congressman from party ahead of coronavirus relief vote

Trump calls for ousting GOP congressman from party ahead of coronavirus relief vote

2 monthes ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump on Friday called for ousting from the Republican Party a GOP congressman who has signaled that he could hold up an impending House vote on the Senate's $2 trillion coronavirus emergency relief package.
"Looks like a third rate Grandstander named RepThomasMassie, a Congressman from, unfortunately, a truly GREAT State, Kentucky, wants to vote against the new Save Our Workers Bill in Congress," Trump wrote on Twitter.
House Republican leadership has been concerned that Rep. Thomas Massie will move to demand a recorded tally as opposed to a voice vote on the historic...
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