Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill that includes stimulus checks

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Today, the U.S. Senate passed President Joe Biden’s COVID relief bill by a 50-49 vote.

The bill includes stimulus checks of up to $1,400 for most Americans (families earning less than $160,000 a year and individuals making less than $80,000 a year).



It also includes a $300 weekly addition unemployment benefits and $15 billion for the Emergency Injury Disaster Loan Program, which provides long-term, low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration.

The bill must be approved again by the House and then signed by Biden.