Editors, USA TODAY Published 3:40 a.m. ET Feb. 27, 2021 CLOSEICYMI: House passed Biden’s COVID relief bill. Legislation heads to SenateThe Democratically-controlled House approved President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package early Saturday, a key step for a measure that would provide millions of Americans $1,400 stimulus payments, ramp up vaccine distribution and extend unemployment aid through the summer. The bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, passed 219-212 — no Republicans voted for it, and two Democrats voted against it. So what’s next? For starters, the legislation heads to the Senate where it faces a rocky path in the evenly divided chamber. No Senate Republicans are expected to support the bill, citing its size and scope, so the president will have to count on every one of the 50 Democratic senators — and a tie-breaking 51st vote from Vice President Kamala Harris — to make sure its key pillars remain in the bill. COVID-19 pandemic: 5 charts show the wide gap between Biden’s, Republicans’ coronavirus aid proposalsSurgery for a child, car loan, electric bills: We asked Americans how they’d spend $1,400 stimulus checks. This is what they said.AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideTrump makes first public appearance post-presidency at CPACFormer President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)


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