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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill After Marathon Votes

  • Stimulus with $1,400 checks, tax credits heads back to House
  • Democrats aiming for Biden to sign measure by March 14
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President Joe Biden’s signature $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill passed the Senate 50-49 on Saturday following a more than 25-hour marathon of amendment votes completed after Democrats settled an intra-party dispute over unemployment aid.

The measure, the American Rescue Plan Act, now heads back to the House, where Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said a vote will be held Tuesday. Although some House progressives have complained about changes made by the Senate, none so far have threatened to withhold votes. Democrats aim to have it signed into law next week.