House passes $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus spending plan

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Hill the eight point three billion dollar spending plan was passed by the house after budget negotiators announced they had put together the spending package Senate Appropriations Committee chair Richard Shelby has played a key role in getting an agreement vigorous action I believe is needed to calm nerves stabilize the situation and get our arms around this crisis the plan includes more than three billion dollars for research and development of vaccines that alone is more than the original budget request made by the trump administration the Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer had pushed for a major increase in funding while president trump is playing fast and loose with facts and blaming everyone not named Donald Trump Congress is taking responsibility and acting like the adults in the room the president is expected to sign the legislation following final

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