February 28, 2020 / 4:50 PM / a month ago

U.S. lawmakers may vote on coronavirus response bill as soon as next week -source

WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives could vote on an emergency bill aimed at providing funding for the country’s coronavirus response as soon as next week, a congressional source said on Friday.

Negotiators were looking at approving between $6 to $8 billion in funding for the response, the source said, significantly higher than the $2.5 billion the White House had requested. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

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