208-199: House passes Democrats' $3T COVID-19 economic relief bill
• HEROES Act vote mostly along party lines
• 14 Democrats voted No
• 1 Republican voted Yes
• Vote lasted 61 minutes
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill on Friday, to address the economic wreckage of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 85,000 Americans and shocked America's economy into a near standstill.
President Trump this week called the proposal "DOA."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led Democrats in writing the bill, which passed today more or less on party lines in a 208-199 vote.
"Republicans, who control the Senate, have promised it will be 'dead on arrival' in their chamber, "Reuters reports.
BREAKING: House passes $3T coronavirus "HEROES" relief package in 288 to 199 vote; bill now moves to Republican-led Senate.
President Trump this week called the proposal "DOA." https://t.co/BypM7Ks30M
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Rep. Hoyer announces that no votes are expected next week. House will be in session May 27 and May 28, with FISA vote on May 27. House could vote on covid bills on May 27, 28, he says.
— Siobhan Hughes (@siobhanehughes) May 16, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — House OKs Democrats' new $3T coronavirus relief bill over Republican opposition, setting up clash with Trump, Senate.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 16, 2020
House voting on final passage of $3T relief bill. Dem leaders expect to have the votes for bill, which would be the largest relief package in history. It's expected to be very close. In a positive sign for Pelosi, Dem Rep. Elissa Slotkin voted yes after saying she's undecided
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