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Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Plan Heads Toward House Vote in Days (1)

Feb. 22, 2021, 9:22 PM

The House Budget Committee advanced President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic-relief legislation, setting it up to pass the lower chamber by the end of this week.

The panel combined legislation written in various House committees in recent weeks -- pulling the $1,400 stimulus checks, enhanced jobless benefits, minimum wage increase, vaccine funding and other elements -- into a single bill. The vote in favor of the measure was 19-16, with no Republicans voting in favor.

The package now heads to the House Rules Committee, the final stop before it’s put on the House floor for a potential vote on...

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