U.S. House Democrats Expected to Pass $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package Tuesday

U.S. House Democrats are expected to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Tuesday, NPR reported. The plan is already approved by the Senate 50-49, so its next destination is the desk of President Joe Biden.

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The package, referred to as the American Rescue Plan, includes new stimulus checks, a child tax credit increase and an unemployment benefits extension through Sept. 6.

Bipartisan support for the bill in the Democrat-majority House is unlikely.

Democrats want to get the bill to Biden before current federal unemployment benefits expire on March 14.