President BidenJoe Biden The Senate held the longest vote in history as Democrats vie to save the relief bill The former Trump-appointed man arrested in the Capitol riots complained he would not be able to sleep in prison. announced on Saturday that $ 1,400 coronavirus stimulation checks would begin in March.
Payments come after The Senate passed the bill to alleviate the coronavirus of nearly $ 1
This is the first round of incentive checks to be issued under Biden. The former President TrumpDonald Trump Trump has announced a new tranche of approved DeSantis, Pence, bound in 2024. Republican polls Lawmakers are pushing for changes after Capitol National Guard troops fall ill with contaminated food MORE passed two incentive checks last year, one for $ 1,200 and another for $ 600.
Payments will go to 85 percent of Americans, Reuters reports.
The $ 1.9 trillion bill was debated for weeks among senators, with provisions such as an increase to a minimum wage of $ 15 to get the bill.
“This plan puts us on the path to defeating the virus. This plan gives those families who are struggling the most, with the help and breathing room they need to survive this moment. This plan gives small businesses in this country a battle chance to survive, ”Biden said said after the bill was passed.
This is the first major bill the Democrats have managed to pass after winning the House, Senate and White House in the 2020 election.
“Today is a good day. When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way. Today, I can say that we have taken another giant step forward in fulfilling this promise that help is on the way, “Biden added.