Congress passes $900B COVID-19 bill after fiery speech in opposition by Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., addressed the Senate prior to his colleagues’ vote on a $900 billion coronavirus package and told his fellow Republicans who backed the stimulus they are no better than the Democrats they criticize who align themselves with socialism.

Late Monday evening, the House approved the measure by a 359-53 vote. The Senate then followed suit, approving the measure by a 92-6 tally, sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk for his signature.

“To so-called conservatives who are quick to identify the socialism of Democrats: If you vote for this spending monstrosity, you are no better,” Paul said.

The relief package will send a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans, along with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses, restaurants and theaters.

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