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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package

 

President Biden speaks at the White House about efforts to combat COVID-19 on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP

The Senate approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan Saturday, securing additional aid for American families, workers and businesses - and a legislative victory for the Biden administration.

After more than 24 hours of debate, the evenly divided Senate voted 50-49 to approve the measure. Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska was absent because he was in Alaska for a family funeral.

The package delivers a new round of financial assistance to Americans grappling with the impact of the pandemic, including $1,400 direct payments, an extension of supplemental unemployment benefits and an increase to the child tax credit.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/06/973126199/senate-passes-1-9-trillion-coronavirus-relief-package?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20210306&utm_term=5224390&utm_campaign=breaking-news&utm_id=48780983&orgid=309

 

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