The senate aims to approve the House of Democrats plan of $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill this Friday.
The bill is set to be on President Joe Biden’s desk before March 14.
“The American people strongly support this bill, and we are moving swiftly to see it enacted into law,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday night.
The House will vote on Friday on @POTUS’ #AmericanRescuePlan to end this pandemic and deliver urgently needed relief to America’s families and small businesses. The American people strongly support this bill, and we are moving swiftly to see it enacted into law.— Steny (Wear a Mask) Hoyer (@LeaderHoyer) February 24, 2021
What does the $1.9 trillion CVODI-19 relief bill include?
- $1,400 direct payments to most Americans
- $400 per week jobless benefit supplement and an extension of programs making millions more Americans eligible for unemployment insurance.
- $20 billion towards COVID-19 vaccinations
- $50 billion into testing
- $350 billion into state, local and tribal government relief