Senate passes COVID-19 spending bill

The U.S. Senate passed a COVID-19 spending package 96-1 Thursday. The bill (H.R. 6074) heads next to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it early next week.

The supplemental spending bill seeks to appropriate $7.8 billion to combat the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation would also require that companies provide a “fair and reasonable” price for countermeasures sold to the government (see “House’s COVID-19 Spending Bill”).

Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was the lone “no” vote.

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