WASHINGTON (AP) – Democrats have powered a massive $3 trillion coronavirus response bill through the House, over Republican opposition.
The 1,815-page measure is aimed at propping up a U.S. economy in free fall and a health care system overwhelmed by a pandemic that’s still ravaging the country.
It’s also an election-year statement of priorities by Democrats. The measure has no chance of passing the GOP-controlled Senate and has already drawn a White House veto threat.
Passage sets up difficult negotiation with the White House and Senate Republicans over what’s likely to be the last major COVID-19 response bill before November’s presidential and congressional elections.