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Congress Passes Coronavirus Aid Bill, Sends It To Trump’s Desk

Posted on AllSides March 18th, 2020
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WASHINGTON ― After some changes that watered down its paid sick leave provisions over the weekend, a bipartisan bill offering financial relief to vulnerable Americans affected by the coronavirus was passed by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

Forty-five Republicans joined all Democrats in voting to send the measure to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it into law.

The bill will make coronavirus testing free, expand unemployment insurance benefits, give paid leave to some displaced workers, and increase spending on Medicaid, food stamps and nutrition assistance.

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