The House passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Act last night by a vote of 363 (yeas) – 40 (nays) – 1 (present). All no votes were from Republicans, and the one vote “present” was from Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI). President Trump backed the deal that was negotiated between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The bill includes free testing for everyone who needs it, two weeks of paid sick leave, enhanced jobless benefits and increased food aid for children, senior citizens and food banks.
The measure now goes to the Senate who could consider it this coming week.
House-Passed Version of H.R. 6201
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Dear Colleagues