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Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package House

Christian Fernsby |
The U.S. House of Representatives has narrowly passed the massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.

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The package is now headed to the Senate, where the bill is expected to be stripped of its minimum wage hike provision.

President Joe Biden’s relief package, known as the American Rescue Plan, was passed by the House early on Saturday in narrow 219-212 vote. No Republicans have voted for the legislation, while two Democrats broke ranks and voted against it.

The legislation includes $1,400 checks for most Americans, as well as billions for state and local governments, schools and businesses. The package would also pay for coronavirus vaccines.


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