House passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package

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The Democratic-controlled House voted to pass the package, which includes $1,400 personal checks and a $20 billion COVID-19 vaccination plan, early on Saturday morning after working through Friday night.

On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a minimum wage hike, supported by President Biden, could not be included in the bill. The relief package now moves to the Senate, where another vote will take place. On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a minimum wage hike cannot be included in the relief legislation.

Two Democrats voted against the bill. No Republicans voted for the bill. House votes were 219-212. The package includes direct aid to small businesses, $1,400 direct checks to Americans making less than $75,000 annually, an increase in the child tax credit, direct funding to state and local governments, funding for schools and more money for vaccine distribution.

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Lois Lane is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at the Daily Planet. The daughter of General Sam Lane, she grew up learning hand-to-hand combat and survival techniques. After being hired by Perry White at the Daily Planet, Lois coined the name "Superman" and, because of incisive reporting on the Super Hero's incredible adventures, her career is forever linked to the Man of Steel. She remains one of Superman's strongest allies.

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