House Approves COVID Relief Package 220-211

House Approves COVID Relief Package 220-211

And the COVID stimulus package was just now approved in the House (again) by a vote of 220-211. No Republicans voted for the legislation.

From the Washington Post:

Congress approved a sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday, authorizing a flurry of new federal spending and a temporary yet dramatic increase in anti-poverty programs to help millions of families still struggling amid the pandemic.

The 220-211 vote in the House of Representatives almost entirely along party lines now sends to Biden’s desk one of the largest economic rescue packages in U.S. history, which Democrats had promised to pass as one of their first acts of governance after securing narrow but potent majorities in Washington after the 2020 presidential election.

The bill, dubbed the American Rescue Plan, authorizes another round of stimulus payments up to $1,400 for most Americans, extends additional, enhanced unemployment aid to millions still out of a job, and makes major changes to the tax code to benefit families with children.

The Post adds that President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law on Friday.

Read the full article here.