Biden hails House passage of $1.9T virus bill, now to Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hailing the House passage of the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill he championed. He says that with decisive, fast and bold action, “we can finally get ahead of this virus.”
The bill passed early Saturday on a near party-line vote and would steer cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by COVID-19.
Now it goes to the Senate. Democrats there seem bent on resuscitating a minimum wage push, and other fights could erupt, too.
Democrats say the still-faltering economy and still-spreading virus demand action.
Republicans call the legislation bloated and partisan.