The House is expected Friday to approve a massive relief bill to respond to the significant economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, after a record number of Americans filed unemployment claims and the U.S. topped China as the country with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases. The bill is expected to pass with bipartisan support. But it is unclear whether it will be approved by a voice vote or recorded vote. Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters Thursday that the House would try for a voice vote, meaning the presiding officer would call for the “yeas” and “nays” from members present on the floor and determine which side prevails. A quorum is assumed in a voice vote, meaning a bill may pass even if a majority of lawmakers are not physically present. Some House members have indicated they might object to a voice vote. Republican Congressman Thomas Massey of Kentucky told the Courier-Journal Thursday he was having a “hard time” with the concept of a voice vote, as only 218 representatives out of 435 are needed to be present to have a quorum in the House. Most representatives are currently in their districts, with several in self-quarantine due to exposure to the coronavirus.Democratic


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