Coronavirus funding bill could be ready for Trump's signature by Friday - U.S. Senator

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  • Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

FILE PHOTO: Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) exits the Senate chamber after the third day of the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said on Tuesday an emergency funding bill to fight the coronavirus could be completed and ready for President Donald Trump's signature by Friday evening.

Speaking to reporters with Leahy and other Democratic senators after a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and health officials, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Pence and the officials could not say how soon or where people can be tested for coronavirus.

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