Total US Spending on COVID-19 Relief to Hit $6T with Passage of Biden $1.9T Stimulus Bill

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Congress approved President Biden’s sweeping coronavirus relief package, unleashing another torrent of federal money to bolster the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic nearly one year after the crisis began.

The House passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan 220-211 on Wednesday and sent it to Biden’s desk for his signature. Biden is expected to sign the measure on Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday.

All House Republicans voted against the bill. Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Maine was the lone Democrat to oppose the massive bill.