President Donald Trump Signs Off On Second Coronavirus Aid Bill Which Includes Free Testing

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bill ensures paid emergency leave for those infected


ABOVE VIDEO: 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. (NBC.com video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — 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 in the Senate, and President Donald Trump signed it into law Wednesday evening.

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.

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