House plans to pass $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill Wednesday, send it to Biden

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House Democrats plan to pass the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday morning.

House Democrats aim to pass the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday so President Joe Biden can sign it by the weekend.

The chamber received the Senate-passed package on Tuesday, and will take procedural steps to set up final approval Wednesday morning, according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s office. Biden aims to sign the legislation in time to beat a Sunday deadline to renew unemployment aid programs. It can take days for Congress to formally send huge bills to the White House.

The president previously said he expects direct payments of up to $1,400 to start hitting Americans’ bank accounts this month.

Original Story provided by CNBC reporter: Jacob Pramuk

 

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