March 27, 2020
By Caity Witucki
BREAKING NEWS – House Approves $2 Trillion Coronavirus Economic Aid Package
This afternoon, the House approved the $2 trillion Senate-passed CARES act by voice vote, despite Rep. Thomas Massie’s attempt to require a recorded vote.
After the Chair took a voice vote, Rep. Thomas Massie requested a recorded vote. However, an insufficient number of House representatives stood in favor of a recorded vote. Massie then objected on the basis of a quorum not being present. The Chair counted for a quorum and announced that a quorum was in fact present.
White House officials were monitoring the floor closely and are working with congressional leaders to make sure the bill gets to the White House as quickly as possible. A presidential signing ceremony is expected to take place later today.