WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (KUNA) -- The US House of Representatives approved early Saturday President Joe Biden's USD 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief stimulus package.
The legislation, which was then sent to the Senate, passed 219-212, with Republicans unanimously opposing it along with only two Democrats.
The legislation includes a third round of direct stimulus checks of up to USD 1,400 for individuals, a USD 400 weekly unemployment insurance benefits through August 29, USD 350 billion in aid for state and local governments and USD 8.5 billion in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (end) si