March 11, 2020 / 2:21 PM / 19 days ago

U.S. House Democrats aiming for quick passage of coronavirus response bill-source

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - A package of Democratic proposals to address problems arising from a coronavirus outbreak could be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives as early as this week, including paid sick leave for those affected, a House Democratic aide said on Wednesday.

The aide said the bill, still under development, could also expand federal food aid programs, especially to low-income families whose children might not be able to attend schools where they receive meals.

Reporting by Richard Cowan Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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