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Politics House passes corrected coronavirus bill

03:00  17 march  2020
03:00  17 march  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The House on Monday evening passed for the second time legislation to mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus after technical corrections were made to the measure.

a group of people looking at each other: House passes corrected coronavirus bill © Getty Images House passes corrected coronavirus bill

The bill initially passed in a 363-40 vote in the early hours of Saturday morning, but due to a technicality that could not be fixed administratively, it had to be brought back to the floor.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called for the changes to be read on the House floor, according to aides representing both parties, leaving some questioning the timeline on when it would be sent to the Senate.

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The House ’s Coronavirus Bill will pass tonight. Trump is ready to sign it.But Mitch McConnell is taking a 3-day weekend to party with Brett Kavanaugh, so the Senate wont be able to pass the bill until Monday.A total dereliction of duty. Meanwhile more Americans get sick.

A coronavirus economic aid bill was passed by 363 votes to 40 by the House of Representatives in the early hours of Saturday morning after receiving The sweeping relief package includes two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave as the coronavirus is now

The bill includes language that would ensure that workers can take paid sick or family leave, increase unemployment insurance and guarantee that all Americans can get free diagnostic testing for the coronavirus.

Its initial passage last week came after uncertainty over whether Democrats could strike a deal with the administration, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin negotiating for days due to GOP concerns over the impact of costs on small businesses and ensuring that no taxpayer funds can be used for abortion.

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They were ultimately able to strike a bipartisan deal the president was willing to support.

The bill could pass the upper chamber as soon as Tuesday.

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