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Coronavirus: Biden’s $1.9tn Covid relief bill passes House vote – BBC News

The coronavirus aid plan passes despite total Republican opposition, but must now go to the Senate.

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President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn (£1.4tn) relief plan to help Americans during the Covid pandemic has been approved in the House of Representatives.
The vote was along partisan lines. Two Democrats joined Republicans – who see it as too expensive – in opposing it.
The bill must now go to the evenly-divided Senate, which has already blocked a key element…

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