President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law on Wednesday afternoon, enacting the first piece of legislation within a broader coronavirus stimulus package expected within the next few weeks.
The bill, passed by the Senate in a 90-8 vote on the same day, provides more than $100 billion dollars in various forms to Americans currently impacted by the coronavirus epidemic.
The bill utilizes the resources in the form of emergency paid sick leave, child care leave, and buffed unemployment benefits. It makes coronavirus tests free with Medicaid funding.
Cooperation between Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and the President ultimately proved crucial to the prompt passage of the legislation.
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