WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Home of Representatives will vote on Friday on laws to supply $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus aid, Consultant Steny Hoyer, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat, stated.
“The American individuals strongly help this invoice, and we’re transferring swiftly to see it enacted into legislation,” Hoyer stated on Twitter on Tuesday.
The Home Funds Committee authorized the measure on Monday. Passing extra aid to ease the financial results of the pandemic is a prime precedence of Democratic President Joe Biden.
Though polls present Individuals need extra financial help, Democrats – who narrowly management Congress – and Republicans differ sharply over how finest to supply it.
The U.S. coronavirus demise toll this week surpassed the grim benchmark of 500,000 victims. Hundreds of thousands extra have been left jobless by the pandemic.
The sweeping laws is meant to stimulate the U.S. economic system and perform Biden’s proposals to supply further cash for COVID-19 vaccines and different medical tools.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Enhancing by Leslie Adler)