President Trump signs coronavirus relief bill after getting Congress' approval

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Mitch McConnell
Posted at 9:00 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 11:02:33-04

WASHINGTON – After the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to approve the House’s coronavirus response bill, President Donald Trump signed the bill Wednesday night.

The bill includes free coronavirus testing, expanded family and medical leave for some, paid emergency sick leave for some, unemployment benefits, food assistance, and protections for health care workers.

The Senate passed the bill 90-8. The following senators voted against the bill: Marsha Blackburn, Jim Inhofe, Ron Johnson, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Ben Sasse, and Tim Scott. Senators Cory Gardner and Rick Scott didn’t vote.

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