+ Add Chrome Extension

USA TODAY

News
Feb 27, 2021
3  Likes 0  Comments

About this Deal

The Democratically-controlled House approved President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid through the summer.

The bill passed by the House would:
  • Provide most Americans with another direct payment — this time for $1,400. (Republicans have proposed $1,000).
  • Extend federal bonus to unemployment benefits through August (the current benefit ends in mid-March) and bump up the amount to $400 per week. (Republicans want $300 a week through June).
  • Send $350 billion to state and local governments whose revenues have declined due to COVID social distancing measures (Republicans oppose any such "bailout").
  • Allocate $130 billion to help fully reopen schools and colleges (Republicans are countering with $50 billion).
  • Allot $30 billion to help renters and landlords weather economic losses (Republicans oppose any amount).
    Set aside $50 billion for small-business assistance (Republicans agree).
  • Appropriate $160 billion for vaccine development, distribution and related needs (Republicans also agree).
  • What's the matter?

    💬 Comments

    Thanks! Worked! 👍 🙏 🤩 💕 🥳 🔥 😍
    👀 Related Deals