House gives final passage to $484 billion coronavirus relief bill

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from The New York Times,

The House passed a nearly $500 billion interim coronavirus bill Thursday that includes additional money for the small-business loan program, as well as for hospitals and testing, making way for the legislation to become law by the end of the week.

The bill passed by a 388-5-1 bipartisan vote. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who argued that the package needed to include funding for states and cities, was the only Democrat to vote against the bill, which does not include the additional funding for states and local governments that Democrats had sought.

Republican Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck of Colorado, Jody Hice of Georgia and Thomas Massie of Kentucky also voted against the bill. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., voted present.

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