Senate passes $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package

The bill, which took more than 24 hours to debate and passed by a narrow margin of 50-49, includes direct payments to most Americans and extends unemployment benefits through September.
1:46 | 03/08/21

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America saying it's anti-anti-rye Russ reduces the -- The latest on president Biden's coronavirus relief package. Checks expected to start flowing soon after the president signs it later this week. Mary Bruce is tracking it all. Reporter: President Biden is now on the cusp of his first big win, a defining piece of legislation on his top priority but this did not come easy and exposed the real challenges facing Biden's agenda, in the senate it took more than 24 hours of debate to pass it along the narrowest margin, 50-49, a strict party line bill. Democrats in order to stay united did have to make some real concessions. This bill includes those direct payments to most Americans. Fewer will qualify. You'll get that $1400 check if you make up to 75,000 there are. Those making up to 80,000 will receive a smaller payment. The bill also expands the child tax credit to $3600 per child. George. Mary, almost no wiggle room in the house but this is expected to pass? It is, George. Because these changes were made in the senate it does have to go back to house while Progressive members aren't happy with the changes all signs indicate they'll get this done and it will be on the president's desk later this week, letting Biden sign this bill before the unemployment benefits expire and Americans can expect to get these checks this month, George. Now to more trouble for new

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