The US House of Representatives has passed a bill to allocate more than $3 trillion for coronavirus relief.
The relief bill was passed by the vote 208-109 despite opposition from Republicans and some progressive Democrats.
Fourteen Democrats crossed party lines to vote against the bill whereas one Republican voted in favor.
“Crazy day, crazy day. But it passed because it needed to pass,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) said shortly before leaving the Capitol after 9 p.m. “Now the Senate needs to act.”
In addition to this, the House also adopted a change that permits members to vote and convene committee hearings remotely. House lawmakers can now vote via proxy for the first time in the history of the US.
According to the international news source, this package will be allocated for funding for state and local government, coronavirus testing, and direct payment to the citizens.
The bill will be now presented to the Republican-controlled Senate.
US President Donald Trump had earlier said, “DOA. Dead on arrival. Of course, Nancy Pelosi knows that,”
US lawyer Larry Klayman has filed a lawsuit worth USD 20 trillion against China for creating and releasing the novel coronavirus.
Covid-19 has infected more than 664,621 people worldwide whereas 30,891 people have died, according to sources.
Larry Klayman,his advocacy group Freedom Watch and Buzz Photos, a Texas company, has filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas.