President Joe Biden announced that eligible Americans will start receiving a $1,400 stimulus check from March after the Senate voted 50-49 to pass the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Biden said, "When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way. Today, I can say we have taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise."
Senator approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as President Joe Biden and his Democratic allies won they called the bill important for helping the country come out of the pandemic and economic doldrums.
Biden said, "This plan will get checks out the door starting this month. Over 85% of American households will get direct payments of $1,400 per person."
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y said, "We tell the American people, help is on the way.
The county wants to resume normalcy, he added, "Our job is to help our country get out of the ongoing situation and prepare for future."
The huge package — its total spending is nearly one-tenth the size of the entire U.S. economy — is Biden’s biggest early priority. It stands as his formula for addressing the deadly virus and a limping economy, twin crises that have afflicted the country for a year.