Senate Passes Bill Including COVID-19 Testing, Paid Leave; Legislation Goes to Trump

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:45pm

The U.S. Senate today passed legislation that includes free testing for COVID-19 and paid leave benefits for many Americans affected by the pandemic, sending the legislation to President Donald Trump’s desk. Trump has said he would sign the bill. The Senate passed H.R. 6201 by a 90-8 margin. Further COVID-19 relief legislation is expected to come from Congress.

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