The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill Wednesday to combat the coronavirus outbreak as the death toll in the U.S. reached 11.
The bipartisan bill cleared the House floor with a 415-2 vote which came hours after congressional leaders from both chambers agreed on a deal to fight the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill Thursday.
The measure provides $7.76 billion to agencies fighting the disease.
The U.S. death toll from the new coronavirus climbed to 11 Wednesday when officials in California recorded the first