$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package heads back to House

The package could be ready for President Joe Biden’s signature as early as this week.
1:36 | 03/08/21

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And the push to get president Biden's massive covid relief bill over the finish line. The $1.9 trillion package now heads back to the house. The $1,400 checks could be going out before the end of the month. Here's Mary Alice parks. Reporter: Tonight, president Joe Biden pushing to get his $1.9 trillion covid relief package over the finish line. Telling Americans it will make a difference in their lives. It puts us back on the road to recovery. And it's going to start almost immediately. Reporter: The bill extends unemployment benefits set to expire next week. And Americans making under $80,000 a year would receive a direct payment of up to $1,400. But Republicans say there were other things on the bill that have nothing to do with relief. Each Democrat held veto power. Joe Manchin and other moderates with a number of concessions. He also said he would not back increasing the minimum wage to sa $15 an hour. Martha Raddatz asking him about that. Is Joe Biden wasting his political capital on you to get to $15? Martha, not at all. President Joe Biden knows how to get a deal done. The white house wants the checks out by the end of the month. Linsey? Mary Alice parks, thanks so much.

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