US Congress approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

The US House of Representatives has given final approval to a $1.9 trillion emergency spending measure designed to mitigate the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic, putting the United States economy on a path to recovery.

The House voted largely along party lines, 220-211, to send the legislation, approved by the US Senate on March 6, to President Joe Biden, who will sign it on Friday.

“This bill represents a historic, historic victory for the American people,” Biden said at the White House following the bill’s passage.

Biden, who campaigned in 2020 on bringing an end to the pandemic crisis, plans to address the nation on Thursday night.

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