Behemoth $2 trillion COVID-19 response bill clears U.S. House, heads to Trump

U.S. Capitol. Credit: Getty Images

UPDATE: President Donald Trump just signed the massive aid package late Friday afternoon, writing in a tweet:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

“I just signed the CARES Act, the single biggest economic relief package in American History – twice as large as any relief bill ever enacted. At $2.2 Trillion Dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and businesses.” #CARESAct

WASHINGTON — A $2 trillion bill to aid workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.

Robin Bravender
Robin Bravender is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for States Newsroom, a network of state-based news outlets that includes the Florida Phoenix.