US Lawmaker on Wednesday approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid 19 relief bill With the massive economic aid plan 220-211 on Wednesday along partisan lines, with no Republicans voting in favour.
The Bill now heads to Mr Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
The White house described it as a “historic legislative package that will turn the page on this pandemic, deliver direct relief to Americans, and jumpstart our economy.”
Jen Psaki spokesperson from White House said the president will sign the bill into law on Friday.
Mr Biden said “is about giving the backbone of this nation – the essential workers, the working people who built this country, the people who keep this country going – a fighting chance”
“If we have a surplus, we’re going to share it with the rest of the world,”
The rescue bill plan includes one-off direct payments worth $1,400 to be sent off to most Americans.
It extends weekly jobless benefit payments of $300 until September.
It also allocates $350bn to state and local governments, some $130bn to school reopening, $49bn for expanded Covid-19 testing and research, as well as $14bn for vaccine distribution.
A proposal to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour became a sticking point in the Senate and did not make it into the final version of the bill.
John Lewis (Analysis Editor Newspresslive )