On Wednesday, the radical House Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan of 2021, sending the bill to Joe Biden to be signed. Otherwise known as the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill, the mammoth measure was passed 220-211 without any Republican support.
BREAKING: House passes $1.9T Covid relief bill that includes $1,400 checks, $300/wk jobless benefits, child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $125B for K-12 schools, $30B for public transit, $25B for rental assistance, $14B for vaccine distribution. https://t.co/C3JQIXquMx pic.twitter.com/xcyV3nXqO4
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters Biden will likely sign the bill on Friday.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki: “With today’s expected passage of the [American] Rescue Plan, I can announce that the president will sign the bill at the White House on Friday afternoon.” pic.twitter.com/eBOGOgNBiQ
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 10, 2021
Republicans enthusiastically opposed the bill as it made its way through both chambers of Congress. Senate Democrats were able to pass the bill without any Republican support using sneaky budget reconciliation tactics.
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy railed against the bill on the House floor Wednesday. He highlighted that the Democrat coronavirus bill “spends less than nine percent on the pandemic while showering their special interests with cash .”
In February, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget revealed that the House version of the coronavirus bill contains at least $312 billion in policies unrelated to the coronavirus.