The North Carolina House voted unanimously Wednesday to distribute another $1.7 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds, with most going toward virus testing and prevention, public university campuses, child-care assistance and transportation projects.

The bill, the latest in a series of measures allocating funds appropriated by Congress to the states, was on the fast track at the General Assembly this week. The Senate’s budget-writing committee prepared to take up the measure early Thursday, with a goal of finalizing it for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper later in the day.

“This bill helps so many North Carolinians,” said Rep. Donny Lambeth, a Forsyth County Republican and a top House budget-writer. “This is a bill that we all should feel good about.”

Last month, Cooper signed another measure distributing $2.2 billion in federal relief dollars, with nearly all going to K-12 schools and emergency rental assistance efforts. Most of the money coming down from Washington has been authorized by Congress for certain categories of expenses.

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