Coronavirus Updates

The House of Representatives gave its final approval to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package Wednesday. The bill includes $1,400 stimulus checks, billions of dollars to help schools and colleges reopen, and funding for vaccine distribution.

The final vote in the House was 220-211, with one Democrat and all Republicans opposing it, according to USA Today.

Now that the bill passed in the House, it will go to President Biden, who will sign the bill into law Friday, the White House said.

The $1.9 trillion legislation will provide most Americans earning under $75,000 a year a $1,400 stimulus check, provide billions for vaccine distribution and development, allocate aid for schools to reopen, and expand the child tax credit to up to $3,600 per child. Passage of the bill comes ahead of a Sunday deadline when a federal boost to unemployment benefits was set to expire.

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