The US House of Representatives has voted today February 27, to approve President Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package.
The pandemic relief package approval is a major step and the first legislative priority of the Biden administration.
The House voted 219-212. However, two Democrats voted against the relief bill; Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine. No Republican voted in support of the bill. The bill will next go to the Senate for final approval.
The relief package also include direct aid to small businesses, $1,400 direct checks to Americans who earns less than $75,000 annually, increase in the child tax credit, direct funding to state and local governments, funding for schools and more money for vaccine distribution.