House expected to pass massive coronavirus relief package
The House is expected Friday to approve a massive relief bill to respond to the significant economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, after a record number of Americans and the U.S. topped China as the country with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases.
The bill is expected to pass with bipartisan support. But it is unclear whether it will be approved by a voice vote or recorded vote.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the House would try for a voice vote, meaning the presiding officer would call for the “yeas” and “nays” from members present on the floor and determine which side prevails. A quorum is assumed in a voice vote, meaning a bill may pass even if a majority of lawmakers are not physically present.
[Source: CBS News]