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Biden Nears Big Win as $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Goes to Final Vote

  • Senate passes package with $1,400 checks, unemployment aid
  • Democrats aiming for Biden to sign measure by March 14
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WATCH: Biden’s signature $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill passed the Senate 50-49 on Saturday, with the House ready to give final passage. Ros Krasny reports.(Source: Bloomberg)

President Joe Biden is on the cusp of his first legislative win with the House ready to give final passage to his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan, the second-biggest economic stimulus in U.S. history.

After the Senate passed the legislation on a party-line 50-49 vote on Saturday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said it will be taken up in his chamber on Tuesday. Although some liberal House members have complained about changes made by the Senate to ensure the support of moderate Democrats, progressives brushed off the concessions as minor.