House, Senate send COVID-19 bill to Cooper

General Assembly - Raleigh - May 2020
File Photo: N.C. General Assembly as seem from the grounds of the Capitol building. Photo credit: A.P. Dillon, North State Journal

RALEIGH – The North Carolina House and Senate passed the COVID-19 relief bill on a sunny Saturday at the legislative building. Negotiators agreed on a package that spends approximately $1.5 billion in the areas of health care, education, and small business support.

“This legislation puts North Carolina on the right path to recovery,” Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham), Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue (D-Wake), House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), and House Minority Leader Darren Jackson (D-Wake) said. “For weeks, our citizens have been anxious about their future because of this virus, and today we can assure them that action is being taken to allay their concerns.”
 
“This recovery and relief bill is the product of bipartisan collaboration to help North Carolinians return to their daily lives,” Sens. Berger, Blue, Speaker Moore, and Rep. Jackson said. “Our citizens have stepped up to support each other during this unprecedented time, and now we must look ahead to getting everyone healthy and back to work safely.”
 
The full bill text can be viewed here. Gov. Roy Cooper has not given any public indication on his support and whether he will veto the legislation.