President Donald Trump of the United States of America has signed a bill providing a paid sick leave, free coronavirus testing, and food and medical aid to coronavirus patients.
The relief package Bill was signed into law by President Trump on Wednesday evening after the Senate passed it by a wide margin. It was approved by the House last week.
The New York Times reports that the Senate vote was 90 to 8, after the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, urged conservatives who disliked the bill to “gag and vote for it anyway.”
“This is a time for urgent bipartisan action, and in this case, I do not believe we should let perfection be the enemy of something that will help even a subset of workers,” Mr McConnell said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.
Lawmakers and the White House are already drafting another economic stabilization package that would send direct payments to taxpayers and provide loans to businesses.
“We are moving rapidly because the situation demands it,” Mr. McConnell said.
An outline of the new package, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, calls for a total of $1 trillion in spending, which would also include $50 billion for secured loans for the airline industry, and another $150 billion for secured loans or loan guarantees for other parts of the economy.