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US House passes new $3 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-05-16 09:47
Members of congress wear face masks as the House Rules Committee meets to consider a resolution authorizing remote voting by proxy in the House of Representatives during a public health emergency due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and to formulate a rule on the newest coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, May 14, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON — The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a $3 trillion Democratic bill aimed at salving the heavy human and economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 85,000 Americans and shut much of the economy.

The bill, crafted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, passed mostly along party lines in a 208-199 vote.

But Republicans, who control the Senate, have promised it will be "dead on arrival" in their chamber.

--Reuters

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