The House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $484 billion relief package to rescue small businesses, help hospitals and to expand testing, sending the fourth bipartisan coronavirus bill to President Trump’s desk.
The legislation will deliver a $310 billion infusion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a forgivable loan program that ran out money last week amid skyrocketing demand from hurting small businesses. The Senate passed the legislation on Tuesday by voice vote.
The legislation passed 388 to 5, with one member voting present.
While both Republicans and Democrats supported the bill, they couldn’t help but bash each other on the House floor in the hours leading up to the vote, accusing each other of playing politics by delaying the needed aid.