House to vote Friday on coronavirus spending, members hasten back to Washington
If one House member calls for a recorded vote, at least 216 of them must get to House floor
March 27, 2020 - 8:19am
The House is set to vote Friday on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus spending package, which if passed would go directly to President Trump to be signed into law.
The GOP-controlled Senate passed the record-breaking stimulus package late Wednesday. House leaders had planned to pass the measure by a voice vote. But concerns about one or more members calling for a recorded vote has House members hastening back to Capitol Hill and the House floor.
At least 216 House members must be on the floor for a recorded vote, which could delay passage until Saturday.
President Trump on Thursday hinted that a House member might hold up the process, saying there might be a "grandstander." But he also expresses optimism that the bill would be passed Saturday.
Kentucky GOP Rep. Thomas Massey is being identified as a House member who could likely demand a recorded vote.
The bill includes a $1,200 check for adult taxpayers and $500 for each child, more than $350 billion for hard-hit small businesses and additional money for unemployment insurance.
News, Not Noise
- The FBI documents that put Barack Obama in the ‘Obamagate’ narrative
- Beating up the numbers: The loose definition and inflated tally of COVID-19 deaths
- Mnuchin: Coronavirus direct deposits payments coming 'within two weeks'
- McCarthy pulls endorsement of Republican House candidate for offensive social media posts
- CDC: Coronavirus fatality rate could be as low as 0.26%