The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to help people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The measure was passed by the Senate on Tuesday.
It would fund the first $50 billion of the $1.3 trillion bill, as well as provide relief for the families of Americans who contracted the virus and those who had a medical emergency.
It is the first bipartisan relief package approved by the House.
The Senate bill also would fund food stamp recipients and make it easier for people to file claims for health insurance, but not food stamps.
It also includes a $500,000 increase to the annual limit for people who receive disability benefits to $4,000 per year and an increase to Medicaid benefits to more than $2,000.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., applauded the bill, calling it a “historic, bipartisan” effort.
“I think that we’re very pleased with the bill that was voted down in the Senate, and I think it’s very significant,” she said.
“We hope it will help get the bill through and help all Americans get their lives back together, because it really does help families.”
Democrats and Republicans have disagreed over how to fund the relief package.
Some Democrats have said the package is a political stunt, while Republicans have said it’s a step in the right direction.
The bipartisan bill would provide $10 billion in emergency aid to states and cities, including $4.5 billion in the first year.
The $4 billion would cover the costs of health care for more than 17 million people.
The bill would also provide $400 million to help the states with a $25 billion program to expand access to medical care.
The House passed the bill on Monday.
The package passed the Senate by a vote of 52-47.
The White House has not said if President Donald Trump will sign the bill.