The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation to provide economic relief for US citizens amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, APA reports citing Sputnik.
"H.R. 6201 - Families First #Coronavirus Response Act passed by a vote of 363-40-1", the House Press Gallery wrote on Twitter after the bill was passed late on Friday.
The measure is now headed to the Senate for consideration.
According to the 110-page bill, Washington is set to provide up to $1 billion in food aid and extend sick leave benefits to vulnerable citizens. In addition, people will be able to get a test for the disease for free.