House Sends Paycheck Protection Funding Bill to President Trump's Desk After Pelosi Delayed Bill

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Posted: Apr 23, 2020 5:45 PM
House Sends Paycheck Protection Funding Bill to President Trump's Desk After Pelosi Delayed Bill

Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

After weeks of legislative hurdles and partisan gridlock, the House of Representatives passed additional funding for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), following suit of the upper chamber, which passed the bill on Tuesday. The $484 billion dollar package includes $310 billion for small business relief, plus funding for hospitals and testing. 

House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and GOP Whip Steve Scalise spared Democrats no criticism after Speaker Pelosi held the funding hostage for weeks, costing many Americans their livelihoods:

The House also passed a resolution to create a select committee to investigate and provide oversight for COVID-19, despite the GOP questioning the need for an additional oversight committee:

The relief bill finally passed the House and heads to President Trump’s desk:

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