NBC News reports:
The Senate voted to approve a second coronavirus aid bill Wednesday, paving the way for lawmakers to turn their attention to a third proposal that could include direct payments to Americans.
The legislation, dubbed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, passed in a 90-8 vote, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law.
The bill provides free coronavirus testing and ensures paid emergency leave for those who are infected or caring for a family member with the illness. The bill also provides additional Medicaid funding, food assistance and unemployment benefits.
The US Senate passed the coronavirus relief bill in 90-8 vote.
The 8 senators who voted against the measure:
• Sen. Blackburn
• Sen. Inhoffe
• Sen. Johnson
• Sen. Lankford
• Sen. Lee
• Sen. Paul
• Sen. Sasse
• Sen. Tim Scott
A larger aid package is expected to follow.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 18, 2020