“I came here to make sure our republic doesn’t die by unanimous consent in an empty chamber, and I request a recorded vote,” Massie said on the House floor.
The House had passed the bill by a voice vote, which was its original plan that would have allowed members to stay home.
However, Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas Massie, who opposed the bill, attempted to force a full recorded vote .
President Trump signed the bill into law at a White House ceremony at around 5 p.m. Friday.
The House of Representatives passed a historic $2 trillion coronavirus aid bill Friday afternoon, approving hundreds of billions in support to businesses and $1,200 cash payments to most people who live in the US.

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