House overwhelmingly approves $484 billion interim coronavirus stimulus package

In total, 394 lawmakers voted – 388 voted yes, 5 voted no and 1 voted present.

Published: April 23, 2020 6:16pm

Updated: April 23, 2020 6:52pm

The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $484 interim coronavirus relief package.

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), House Freedom Caucus Chair Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Ken Buck (R-Co.), Jody Hice (R-Ga.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) voted against the bill. 

The bill adds more than $300 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act and increases funding for hospitals and COVID-19 testing.

Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) voted present after tweeting about his opposition to the legislation, arguing that the PPP program is disproportionately helping large companies over mom-and-pop businesses. 

Lawmakers voted on the bill in separate groups due to social distancing. 

The bill on Monday passed in the Senate by unanimous consent with six senators present. The legislation now heads to President Trump's desk.

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