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Lawmakers discuss House vote on latest coronavirus aid

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., bottom left, speaks at a news conference in front of House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Wednesday, April 22, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scuttled a move that would allow House members to cast their votes by proxy from afar, a move that comes after some Republicans had strenuously objected to the change, arguing instead that they should be in Washington to vote in person despite the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., bottom left, speaks at a news conference in front of House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., Wednesday, April 22, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scuttled a move that would allow House members to cast their votes by proxy from afar, a move that comes after some Republicans had strenuously objected to the change, arguing instead that they should be in Washington to vote in person despite the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(GRAYDC)
Published: Apr. 23, 2020 at 7:19 AM CDT
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U.S. House members came back to Capitol Hill Thursday to vote on the latest coronavirus aid package.

With a price tag of $483 billion, the package includes more funding for small businesses, hospitals and increased COVID-19 testing.

The Paycheck Protection Program, which ran out of money last week, would get an extra $310 billion.

The U.S. Senate passed the legislation by voice vote Tuesday.

House members were expected to also cast a vote on whether to allow voting by proxy, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. called it off.

Gray DC speaks to lawmakers about the latest relief and how local communities will be impacted.

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