US Congress approves, sends to Trump $8.3 Billion bill to fight coronavirus

US Congress approves, sends to Trump $8.3 Billion bill to fight coronavirus

The US Senate on Thursday passed and sent to President Trump an $8.3 billion funding bill to help state and local governments combat the spreading coronavirus. By a vote of 96-1, the Senate approved legislation that was overwhelmingly passed on Wednesday by the House of Representatives. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the sole ’no’ vote. President Trump will sign the approved legislation on Friday.

Clara
Clara
Paul C
Paul C 0 months

Hope there is as much scrutiny with this money as there was with the $400 million that Ukraine got. Maybe it won't just disappear down a multitude of pork barrel rabbit holes.

James
James 0 months

As of last night 12 people have died and 232 cases have been confirmed. I think more people died from the common flu in one week last season. I’m with Senator Paul on this one.

space ghost
space ghost 0 months

No way, Trump is going to dupe them again and at least half of the fund will go to the wall. cause closed borders will hell stop the spread of infectious diseases. MAGA!!!KAG!!!

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 0 months

THis is some scummy shit. They passed a bill to BORROW THE MONEY. These swamp rats are spending money like drunken sailors. They voted to table Rand Paul's bill to pay for the crisis with money normally used for foreign aid.

Daddy Tito
Daddy Tito 0 months

Silence from the lefties who have been going after trump for not taking this seriously and “cutting the CDC budget” in every single story for the past week. I know you’re lurking. Eat your words.

Free American
Free American 0 months

Hopefully it goes to completing the wall to keep potential carriers out.

John Wilson
John Wilson 0 months

if the Democratic Congress you can already hear you can be certain it will all go the useless money funnel type projects.

🌀W_AS
🌀W_AS 0 months

I wonder how much of that money is going to be presidentially reallocated for the Wall and Don Jrs hunting trips?

DysfunctionalOrphan
DysfunctionalOrphan 0 months

I went into this comment section thinking "wow, Trump did something good for once, I bet everyone is celebrating" lol nope

.Tet.
.Tet. 0 months

Tbh the only part of this article I'm curious about is who the one person that said no was and what their reasoning was.

Sirax
Sirax 0 months

As long as they are transparent with the money, sure. nip this in the bud

Doug
Doug 0 months

sure, $8B seems good but I don't trust this corrupt, lying kakistocracy manipulating almost everything and everyone for their political purposes. campaign fundraising using fake census mailers and Facebook ads. (:-(

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