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US President Joe Biden scores win as House passes $US1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan – ABC News

The House of Representatives approves a $US1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package for buying vaccines and supplies and providing support payments.



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US President Joe Biden has scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $US1.9 trillion ($2.44 trillion) coronavirus relief package early, although Democrats face challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage.
Key points:

  • The plan would pay for vaccines and medical supplies and fund a new round of emergency aid payments
  • The bill now moves to the Senate, where Vice-President Kamala Harris may have to cast a tie-breaking vote
  • Democrats aim to have…

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