House Passes $2 Trillion COVID-19 Bill For Trump’s Signature

Friday, March 27, 2020
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
ZeroHedge.com
Fri, 03/27/2020

After holding up the process for over a week, the House has finally passed the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package via voice vote, despite a Republican lawmaker’s insistence that his colleagues go on record in favor of, or against the legislation.

It will be sent to President Trump’s desk next for his signature.

The Senate had already passed the $2 trillion stimulus on Wednesday.

Via the Wall Street Journal:

The House was hoping to pass quickly a $2 trillion stimulus package despite a Republican lawmaker’s insistence that his colleagues go on record in favor or against the legislation, a vote that would delay passage.

Rep. Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) tweeted that he would object to a voice vote and try to force a formal roll-call vote, following a threat he had made a day earlier that sent lawmakers scrambling to get back to Washington in an effort to assemble the 216 members needed for a quorum. That threshold was reached Friday morning.

“I swore an oath to uphold the constitution, and I take that oath seriously,” Mr. Massie tweeted. “Is it too much to ask that the House do its job, just like the Senate did?” -Wall Street Journal

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