US Congress approve $ 8 billion to fight coronavirus

Photo: Tom Brenner - Reuters

Only two members of the house voted against the bill. The White House previously requested $ 2.5 billion for these purposes, but President Trump said he would not mind if Congress allocates more money.

The U.S. House of Representatives (the lower house of Congress) has approved a bill that provides for the allocation of $ 8.3 billion to combat coronavirus. It is reported by Reuters.

415 congressmen voted for the bill, only two spoke out against.

The document was sent to the Senate for consideration. The upper house of Congress is expected to approve the initiative by the end of the week.

Source: rbc