WASHINGTON — In a major victory for President Joe Biden and Democrats, the House of Representatives today passed a $1.9 trillion COVID-relief bill.
The bill, already passed by the Senate, now goes to Biden for his signature.
The final version of the bill, which includes $1,400 direct payments to most Americans and a $300 unemployment extension was the result of numerous concessions by Democrats, however Republicans remained opposed to the bill.
Progressives had pushed for a $15 minimum wage provision to be included, but that was stripped from the bill.
President Biden is expected to sign the bill by the end of the week, and Americans could begin receiving payments by the end of the month.