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Legislators are working on coronavirus bill to address, paid vacation, food and health security; congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
President Trump said Friday night that he supports a coronavirus-response package House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minister of Finance Steven Mnuchin strive to act in a obvious, skeptical house Republicans on Board with the legislation.
“I fully support H. R. 6201: families of the First CoronaVirus-reaction, to be chosen in the house this evening,” Trump tweeted. “This law is my direction is free of CoronaVirus-tests, and paid sick days for our influences, the American workers …”
“I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES!” Trump added later. “I’m always going to the health and well-being of Americans FIRST. Look forward to signing the bill as quickly as possible!”
Pelosi intially informed colleagues that a deal with the trump-administration of 6 PM ET. “We are proud to have an agreement with the administration to address the outstanding challenges, and now it is said that the First families Coronavirus Response Act,” the California Democrat, in a letter.
But Fox News later learned that Mnuchin had not yet signed the Pact.
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Shortly before 8 p.m. ET, Mnuchin Fox Business Network’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” said: “We have an agreement that reflects what the President talks in his speech of the other [Wednesday] night. He is very focused on making sure that we can deal with the Corona Virus, that people who at home under quarantine — that the hard-working Americans do not lose their compensation because they are at home under quarantine.
“Of course, we expect to get that the larger companies, these costs,” Mnuchin, “and we also want to make sure that people can test with us for free. The President wants a lot of testing. One of the things that was the market reacted very positively, [that] the President has come tremendous progress in all of these large companies and say that it is the Tests.”
The apparent problems are caught Democrats by surprise: House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said, “we thought, we have an agreement,” adding had: “I would like to evening of the vote today.”
Fox News is told, the main objections to the bill of the house Republicans has extraneous matters, the house Democrats have always tried, in the Corona-Virus package.
The timing of a possible Friday night votes, was not clear. Shortly before 10 p.m., and Pelosi’s Democratic caucus informed that the “process has been used for some time, and added that “language, with the involvement of the last details in the text is currently being written and should be completed soon.”
Sources told Fox that if the measure passes the house with an overwhelming majority, the Senate will take up next week.
Earlier Friday, President, Trump declared a national emergency over the Corona-Virus outbreak, and announced partnerships with major U.S. companies are extending testing capabilities.
“This law is said about test, test, test,” Pelosi. “Stop the spread of the virus, we have secured free coronavirus-Tests for all the non-insured test, including the. We can’t coronavirus are fighting effectively, if not everyone in our country, the can needs to be tested, its free to try.”
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According to Pelosi, the bill emergency paid leave with two weeks paid maternity leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave. “We have also secured extended unemployment insurance, a move that extended the protection of furloughed workers,” she said.
Pelosi also said that the bill include food security initiatives, ” including SNAP, student catering, senior nutrition, and food banks.” The Democrat said: “22 million children rely on free or reduced-price school meals for their food security; we need to make sure to eat you.”
She also said the bill will also increased Federal funding for Medicaid for the support of the local, state, tribal, and territorial governments and health systems ” so that you have the necessary resources to combat this crisis.”
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The revisions to the Democratic bill large” concerns about the health status of the legislation on Thursday happened after the GOP marked “. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., a criticism of the first legislation for the creation of a sick pay program through the Social Security Administration, which he said would take six months to set-up and hinder you from the Agency, is a normal function of the payment of cheques up to the seniors.
He also contradicted force, permanently sick pay “for all companies with no exceptions and no sunsets,” McCarthy said.
Late on Friday, McCarthy told reporters the bill “said some things that had to be cleaned had.”
“This is a really good sign, this shows that bipartisanship, that we can overcome this virus,” he said. “… It was very important to get this done before someone left.”
Trump had pushed for a payroll tax holiday, some economic relief for Americans, but Pelosi has realized it is not in this bill, if it indicates, further legislation is required because of the extent and damage of the pandemic is complete.
Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.