Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, including $1,400 stimulus checks


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The Senate has passed another COVID-19 Relief package Saturday afternoon.

The package, which passed with no republican support, includes $1,400 stimulus checks, $300-per-week jobless benefits, a child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $14 billion for vaccine distribution throughout the country, $350 billion for state aid and $34 billion to expand Affordable Care Act subsidies.

The bill passed 50-49, with voting coming from party lines.

Before President Joe Biden can sign the bill into effect, the House must vote again in the legislature because the Senate made changes during a 25-hour marathon.

The eligibility for the stimulus checks will be capped for people making $80,000 or couples making $160,000.