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House Votes to Approve $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill

The House approved the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan on Wednesday, which includes $1,400 stimulus payments for Americans making less than $75,000 annually. The legislation now heads to President Biden's desk. He's expected to sign it Friday.

Posted: Mar 10, 2021 1:35 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2021 10:57 AM

The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to approve the final version of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which includes $1,400 stimulus payments for Americans making up to $75,000 annually, a $300 federal boost to weekly jobless benefits, and much more.

Through the American Rescue Plan, $50 billion will be distributed to small businesses, including $7 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program. The bill also provides $25 billion for relief for small and mid-sized restaurants.

The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 220 to 211.

The legislation will soon head to President Biden's desk, where he's expected to sign it on Friday.

For more information on what's included in the American Rescue Plan, click here.


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