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House approves $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill

February 27, 2021 News Extra

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with reporters in the Capitol Saturday before the House voted to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.

The new president's vision for infusing cash across a struggling economy to individuals, businesses, schools, states and cities battered by COVID-19 passed on a near party-line 219-212 vote early Saturday. That ships the bill to the Senate, where Democrats seem bent on resuscitating their minimum wage push and fights could erupt over state aid and other issues.

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