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March 11, 2021

US House Approves $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill; Biden to Sign Measure Friday

West Virginia MetroNews – The U.S. House of Representatives approved changes to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief measure Wednesday with President Joe Biden set to sign the bill this week. Read the full article.

The House voted 220-211 along party lines in support of changes made by the Senate last weekend. No Republicans in any chamber backed the American Rescue Plan, including West Virginia Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller on Wednesday.

The relief package includes $1,400 relief checks for most Americans, as well as an additional $300 a week in unemployment benefits through Sept. 6. There is also $10,200 worth of unemployment tax benefits for households making less than $150,000.

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