House passes $1.9T Biden COVID-19 bill decried by some as bloated

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House Democrats early Saturday narrowly approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, overcoming Republican opposition and accusations of waste in the “emergency” package.

The American Rescue Plan Act passed 219 to 212 just before 2 a.m., garnering not one Republican vote.

Two Democrats, Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon, voted against the measure, which gives $1,400 stimulus checks to adults earning $75,000 or less a year.


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