After a marathon all-night vote on a series of amendments, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill on Saturday on a 5o-49 party-line vote, moving one of President Joe Biden’s signature initiatives one step closer to becoming law.
Among other things, the bill includes $350 billion for state governments, and extends unemployment benefits at $300-a-week through September 6. And most famously, the package includes another round of checks—a full $1,400 for people below a certain cutoff. (That would be $75,000 for single individuals, $112,500 for single parents, and $150,000 for couples.)
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