May 12, 2020 / 3:35 PM / 24 days ago

U.S. House No. 2 Democrat said new coronavirus bill due Tuesday

WASHINGTON, May 12 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to unveil new coronavirus relief legislation on Tuesday afternoon, and could vote on the measure on Friday, the chamber’s No. 2 Democrat said.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told reporters that the legislation will include a range of provisions including aid to state and local governments that have been battling the coronavirus pandemic while facing diminished tax income from a shuttered economy. (Reporting by David Morgan Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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