March 5, 2020 / 7:33 PM / a month ago

U.S. Senate passes, sends to Trump, $8.3 bln bill to battle coronavirus

WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would rush $8.3 billion into efforts to contain a growing coronavirus crisis in the United States, sending it to President Donald Trump for signing into law.

The Senate voted 96-1 in favor of the bill, following House of Representatives passage of the measure on Wednesday by a vote of 415-2. (Reporting by Richard Cowan, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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