US Congress passes 1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer signed the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill on Wednesday to officially send it to the White House for President Joe Biden’s signature.
In remarks, Pelosi thanked Biden and several other lawmakers in both the House and Senate.
“President Biden’s vision and his determination were so apparent to the American people and the reason why this legislation enjoys this support of 75% of the American people in a strong bipartisan way across the country,” Pelosi said. “We thank him for his leadership and also for his contribution to the substance of the legislation as well as his signature when that comes.”
Biden plans to sign the bill into law on Friday afternoon at the White House.
The US House of Representatives today gave final approval to the landmark 1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 relief billion that gives President Joe Biden his first major victory in office.
The Congress has cleared the massive economic aid plan 220-211 along partisan lines, with no Republicans voting in favour. After the vote, in a tweet Mr.Biden wrote, help is here. The White House said he plans to sign the bill on Friday. The Senate has already passed the bill. Republicans in both chambers opposed the bill unanimously.