US House allocates $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill
A bill has been passed by the US House of Representatives to allocate more than $3 trillion to coronavirus relief.
Facing resistance from Republicans and some progressive Democrats, the relief bill was approved by vote 208-109.
Fourteen Democrats have crossed party lines to vote against the bill while one Republican has voted in favor.
“Crazy day, crazy day. But it passed because it needed to pass,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said shortly before leaving the Capitol after 9 p.m. “Now the Senate needs to act.”
In addition to this, the House has also introduced a reform that allows representatives to vote remotely and convene committee hearings. House lawmakers will now vote for the first time in US history via proxy.
This package would be dedicated to support for state and local government, coronavirus research, and direct payment to the people, according to the international news report.
The legislation must now be introduced to the Senate, which is under Republican jurisdiction.
US President Donald Trump had earlier said, “DOA. Dead on arrival. Of course, Nancy Pelosi knows that.”