House set to approve Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, send bill to the Senate

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attends a press conference on passing the America's Elections Act on June 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. The SAFE Act bill includes reforms to safeguard voting systems and modernize election infrastructure in an effort to lower the likelihood of hacking. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

CNBC: The House aims to pass its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday and send it to the Senate.

  • Democrats hope to get the bill, which includes direct payments, jobless benefits and Covid-19 vaccination funds, to President Joe Biden’s desk before unemployment aid expires March 14.
  • Proponents of the bill say still-fragile households and businesses need more support in the coming months, while critics question whether the amount of spending is necessary. Read More