Original article by Michael Mathes
The Australian – Page: Online : 8-Mar-21
The US Senate has approved President Joe Biden’s US1.9 trillion ($2.5 trillion) relief package by 50 votes to 49 vote after much negotiation and a marathon voting session. It will now go back to the House of Representatives, where the Democrats have a majority and where it is expected to be adopted. The legislation provides stimulus cheques of $US1,400 for most Americans, along with $US41 billion for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and $US49 billion for increased COVID testing, tracing and research. The bill also allocates $US350 billion to state and local governments and $US130 billion to schools.