The Senate approved a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package on Wednesday, March 18th that will provide paid sick and family leave for many Americans while also offering free testing for the coronavirus and bolstering unemployment insurance. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was endorsed by President Trump, passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 90 to 8.
The Act makes emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to law to help the Nation respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
The bill also includes provisions that:
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This post was first published March 24, 2020 and was updated July 29, 2020.