Lawmakers said it would include checks sent directly to each American. The number of US cases passed 82,000, and the death toll reached nearly 1,200.
It's anticipated that the House will also vote in favor of the financial-relief plan, and President Trump has indicated that he will sign the massive aid package into law once it reaches his desk.
"The House of Representatives must now pass this bill, hopefully without delay". She said House committees would be working on the next phase in the near term, even if the full chamber is not in session.
The United States surpassed China and Italy on Thursday as the country with the most coronavirus cases, according to a Reuters tally.
The bill would provide direct payments of $1,200 to Americans earning up to $75,000, phasing out for higher earners and ending for those earning more than $99,000. But he wants it to be allowed to work before deciding whether more legislation was needed. The money at stake amounts to almost half of the total $4.7 trillion the federal government spends annually.
The bill additionally provides up to $350 billion in federally-guaranteed loans for small businesses, and $500 billion for companies in distress because of the pandemic. McCarthy predicted the measure would pass on Friday morning.
Pelosi said House leaders were planning to fast-track the rescue plan by passing it via a voice vote on Friday. She had said that if there were calls for a roll-call vote, a ballot recorded by name, lawmakers might be able to vote by proxy, as not all would be able to be in Washington.
"I'm having a real hard time with this", Massie, an outspoken fiscal conservative, said on 55KRC talk radio in Cincinnati. The virus has already postponed some of the primary elections, or nominating contests, to pick which Democrat will oppose Trump as he vies for re-election.
The House has 430 members, most of whom have been out of Washington since March 14. There are five vacant House seats.
Four senators, all Republicans, missed the vote, three of them because of covid-19. His spokesman said Thune, 59, flew back to his state, South Dakota, on a charter flight Wednesday, accompanied by a Capitol Police officer and wearing a mask.