Biden's COVID-19 relief package faces tough road in Senate

The president's $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill was passed by the House of Representatives over the weekend and is expected to take up legislation in the Senate this week.
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We go to Washington now and the latest on president Biden's covid-19 package passed by the house over the weekend but facing hurdles in the senate. Our chief white house correspondent Cecilia Vega has the details. Reporter: Good morning. The white house had hoped to do this with some bipartisan support but that vote did not get a single Republican to support it. What's in the bill, some big ticket items. Those $1400 stimulus checks, of course, for most Americans, $16 billion for vaccine distribution, $50 billion for testing and tracing. $170 billion for school. That's going to help in re-opening costs. The big hurdle, the $15 minimum wage. Our sources say that's off the table for Democrats as it will head over into the senate. Progressives in the party are not happy at all about this. Moderate Democrats have expressed concern about the large ticket -- the large price tag of this overall bill. So it is likely to see some changes to come as it works its way through the senate in order to get those 50 votes that it needed to pass this with Democrats. They are expected to take this up in the senate this week, George. They want it on the president's desk in a matter of weeks. Okay, Cecilia, I guess this isn't a surprise but former president trump has returned to the political stage. Reporter: He is back out there. It was his first big speech since leaving office. An hour and a half long. This was a dark speech. It hit on a lot of the anti-immigrant themes that helped propel him into the office four years ago. He also reiterated many of his lies about the election being stolen, of course, that's not true and while an overwhelming majority of folks there at that conference according to a secret ballot support his policies, a lot of them, George, say they did not want him to run if he was up against someone in the party. That was a surprising number. Thanks very much. Robin.

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