It passed via a voice vote.
The House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion Wuhan coronavirus stimulus bill.
The House passed a sweeping, $2 trillion coronavirus relief package that will provide immediate assistance to many Americans, small businesses and major industries on the brink of economic collapse amid the ongoing pandemic.
The package ultimately passed via a voice vote. But the vote followed a chaotic 24-hour scramble in which hundreds of lawmakers raced to return to Washington to block a single GOP lawmaker from holding up the bill.
President Donald Trump is expected to quickly sign the bill — the largest rescue package in U.S. history.
.@SpeakerPelosi: “Come to the gallery…”
Members of the house, practicing social distancing, are sitting in the House gallery for Coronavirus debate and vote.
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 27, 2020
Rep. Thomas Massie tried to get the House to “force a formal roll-call” on the bill. Representatives headed back to DC in order to reach the 216 “needed for a quorum.”
Massie did not succeed since he did not get support from one-fifth of the body needed to force a recorded vote.
The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday. It will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk.
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