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House members are scrambling back to the Capitol on Friday morning as one member’s opposition to a $2 trillion coronavirus rescue package threatens to delay its passage.

With few representatives in Washington this week as the outbreak tears across the country, the House hoped to approve the legislation quickly Friday without a recorded vote. But after Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., indicated he would oppose the bill, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office advised members Thursday night “that it is possible this measure will not pass by voice vote.”

In a voice vote, members yell their yeas and nays, and the presiding member decides which are louder. The recorded vote is the typical method for major legislation, where members log a yes or no.

By the time the House convened at 9 a.m. ET Friday morning, though, the Maryland Democrat’s office said “we are hopeful the bill will pass by voice vote.” A spokesman for Massie did not immediately respond to requests to comment.

Facing the prospect of the aid’s approval getting pushed to Saturday, Hoyer’s office encouraged lawmakers to come back to Washington “with caution” if they are “willing and able” to make the trip. The roadblock prompted lawmakers to rush to come back more quickly than they expected — though it is unclear now if the House can gather the quorum needed to pass the bill Friday morning.

House members shared photos as they hopped on near-empty morning flights. Some expressed outrage that Massie would force lawmakers to come back and risk their safety — particularly after two representatives and a senator tested positive for COVID-19.

“Heading to Washington to vote on pandemic legislation,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., wrote in a tweet Friday morning. “Because of one Member of Congress refusing to allow emergency action entire Congress must be called back to vote in House. Risk of infection and risk of legislation being delayed. Disgraceful. Irresponsible.”

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