The House has passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus package by a vote of 219-212.
The bill will move on to the Senate where it will require 51 votes to pass through reconciliation with Kamala Harris as the deciding vote.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said before the vote “this legislation is transformative, lifting 12 million Americans out of poverty and generating $1.25 for every dollar spent, and a great source of pride for us all because this legislation would cut child poverty in half.”
She added “as we advance this legislation, we will continue to fight for $15” minimum wage.
However, the provision increasing the federal minimum wage is expected to be stripped following a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian.
BREAKING: U.S. House votes 219-212 to approve $1.9T Covid-19 relief package; bill moves to the Senate, where a provision increasing the federal minimum wage is expected to be stripped following a ruling by the Senate parliamentarian. https://t.co/LPZLJjkCWn pic.twitter.com/7qPYrvztQR
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