Following swift negotiations, Congress and the administration reached agreement on a “phase 3” legislative package responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). The final package, H.R. 748, totals nearly $2 billion and represents a compromise between the competing bills recently put forward by Senate Republicans and House Democrats. The phase 3 response package remains a combination of emergency supplemental appropriations, health policy provisions, and economic stimulus measures.

Late last night, the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 748. The House is expected to pass the package in the near future and the president has indicated he will sign the measure when it reaches his desk. Read more