The House of Representatives just passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion coronavirus/COVID-19 stimulus and relief bill, by voice vote. It's now headed to the White House for impeached president Donald Trump's signature.
The coronavirus bill promises direct payments of $1,200 to every United States resident with a social security number who makes up to $75,000 per year.
Residents who make up to $99,000 a year will get smaller checks.
Residents who make more than $99,000, you will receive nothing.
Good luck, everyone.
House just passed the coronavirus bill, which will give a direct payments of $1,200 to every US resident with a social security number who makes up to $75,000 per year. < $99K will get smaller checks, > $99K no check https://t.co/aAxoxIyaMr
— Sarah Mimms (@mimms) March 27, 2020
.@RepThomasMassie objected to the vote because of a lack of quorum. The Chair determined there was a quorum present. H.R. 748 passed by voice.
— House Press Gallery (@HouseDailyPress) March 27, 2020
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 27, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) – House OKs $2.2T rescue package for virus-ravaged economy and health system, rushing it to Trump for his signature.
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) March 27, 2020
That's it. In less than one minute, the relief package has passed over Massie objection
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) March 27, 2020
That really was an empty, dangerous and expensive gesture, pulling 200-plus people back to the Capitol #coronavirus
— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) March 27, 2020
C-SPAN's cameras are outside the Capitol as members leave after the vote. Shouts of "Safe travels!" and "See ya later!" audible as lawmakers disperse. pic.twitter.com/fnSDtP02el
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) March 27, 2020
Here's another despicable comment from Massie, from a few days ago. Why is he afraid of people voting? https://t.co/3WROaNf7by
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) March 27, 2020
That's something you don't see every day in the House.
Massie requests a roll call so "republic doesn't die by unanimous consent and an empty chamber."
He does not have enough for a second, but objects to the chair that a quorum is present. Chair overrules, and the bill passes.
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) March 27, 2020
House just passed historic $2 trillion stimulus bill by voice vote, overruling Rep. Massie's objections after lawmakers were forced to come back and establish a quorum.
WH sources say President Trump is expected to sign it this afternoon.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 27, 2020