Washington, District of Columbia: The United States House of Representatives has voted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 to approve the COVID-19 Relief Package.
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The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 Relief Package will now head to United States President Joe Biden to sign into law.
The final vote in the United States House of Representatives was 220-211.
Key features of the COVID-19 Relief Package include up to $1,400 per-person stimulus payments that will send money to about 90% of households, a $300 federal boost to weekly jobless benefits, an expansion of the child tax credit of up to $3,600 per child and $350 billion in state and local aid, as well as billions of dollars for K-12 schools to help students return to the classroom, to assist small businesses hard-hit by the pandemic and for vaccine research, development and distribution.
In addition, the far-reaching legislation extends a 15% increase in food stamp benefits through September, helps low-income households cover rent, makes federal premium subsidies for Affordable Care Act policies more generous and provides $8.5 billion to rural hospitals and health care providers.
Unclear how the $1,400 per-person stimulus payments will be sent out as some people who never gotten their second stimulus payments and are eligible to receive a payment.