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‘Quite a Remarkable Feat,’ Pelosi Says of Virus Aid Bill
The House passed a $484 billion coronavirus relief package on Thursday. President Trump has said he will sign it.
On this vote, the yeas are 388, the nays are 5, with 1 present. The bill is passed. We will fight this virus together until we defeat it together. We did not ask for this virus. We did not invite it. It came from a distant land, but together we will defeat it. We want to put people before politics. Our entire effort will be bipartisan. After all, public health and a strong economy are not a Democrat or Republican issue. Today was an historic day for us to once again pass our now-fourth bipartisan legislation to address the coronavirus crisis. We’re very pleased with the vote, 388 to 5. They saw the light that we could do much more for small businesses. So $60 billion in a set-aside for, shall we say, the underbanked: the women, minorities veterans, Native Americans, rural folks — people who didn’t have big banking relationships but had big credit needs. Another $60 billion in loans and grants for small businesses — all of small businesses. And then $100 billion — $100 billion — for hospitals and testing. Quite a remarkable feat.
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