US President Joe Biden signed into law a “historic” $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package on Thursday, saying it would help ordinary Americans recover from the coronavirus crisis.
President Biden signed a massive, $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan in a small Oval Office event today, with Vice President Kamala Harris joining him to mark the administration’s first major legislative achievement.
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Major news networks CNN, Fox News and MSNBC carried the signing event.
The plan provides $1,400 direct payments, extends enhanced unemployment benefits and provides money for state and local governments, while also giving an infusion of funding to expand vaccination efforts.
“I believe this is, and most people I think do as well, this historic legislation is rebuilding the backbone of this country, and giving people in this country, working people, middle class folks, people who have built the country a fighting chance,” Biden said.
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