House readies to vote on $2 trillion stimulus bill

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The U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion spending package late Wednesday, which appropriates $27 billion to HHS’s Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund to combat COVID-19.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed 96-0, with four senators not voting (see “Revamped Senate Stimulus Bill”).

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the bill Friday, and President Donald Trump has signaled his support of the legislation.

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