House Dems Pass Bill Intended to Start Negotiations

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Tonight, House Democrats passed a $3 trillion bill to serve as economic relief designed to stifle a free-falling US economy in an election year.

The bill passed narrowly with a vote of 208–199 with heavy GOP opposition. Some moderate liberals joined the right in voting no to send $1 trillion in aid to state and local governments. These funds are meant to provide millions of…