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U.S. House passes Biden’s relief bill with $1,400 stimulus checks

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. House has approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden as a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of his administration in response to the devastating fallout from the spread of Covid-19.

The relief bill would provide $1,400 payments to individuals, extend emergency unemployment benefits through August and increase tax credits for children and federal subsidies for health insurance.

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But even as Democrats savor that major step, party leaders are trying to assure progressives that they’ll revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.

The bill, which passed early Saturday on a near party-line vote of 219-212, flushes cash to individuals, businesses and states battered by Covid-19.

Now it goes to the U.S. Senate. Democrats there seem bent on resuscitating their minimum wage push, and other fights could erupt, too.

Democrats say the still-faltering economy and rampaging virus demands action, but Republicans call the legislation bloated and partisan.

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  1. They need to be recognized for what they are. Most are dangers to the security of the nation and there are some that are just out and out traitors. We now have a one party nation thanks to Trump.

    1. Yeah cause you know EVERY Trump voter is exactly the same…….. you two are something else. A for real fantasy world…..I can tell you are so scared of everything when you walk outside is obvious by your rhetoric and asinine posts

        1. No bud you did vote for illegitimate Joe who’s in bed with China and is selling our country out to our enemies. So yeah, traitor is an accurate description.

      1. woah you know math. That’s cute and all but the pitch was not “if you take the money I’m sending and add it to the Trump check you’ll total $2000″……. the pitch was “$2000 checks!”….. so spin it however you want mark but FACT is Biden did not deliver on his “$2000” checks. He also has not removed kids from the cages he built……..I like how the lame steam writes a “win” for Biden….. yeah ok….

        1. The Democrats never said anything but that they were going to provide the $1400 that Moscow Mitch cut from the previous bill. The stingy ass Republicans ended up sending $600 instead of the $2000 that was originally passed in the House. Sleepy Joe promised to make up the difference and he did and will. If you watched the news instead of FOX, you would know these things. There are no Jewish ray guns starting fires in California idiot.

          1. Oh the name calling that you’re gonna accuse me of has started. So your stance is he never said “$2000 checks”? Yes folks mark turner is now saying that “$2000 checks” were never promised……cue the video

          2. Now the narrative is gonna be changed to ‘he NEVER said “$2000 checks”‘….. yeah ok. He said it on every news network even the fabled CNN…. but apparently I heard him wrong. When I heard “I’m gonna send out $2000 checks on day 1” he was actually saying “I’m gonna send you 1400 to add to the 600 to total 2000 dollar checks”….I must have misunderstood him…..hahaha haha keep on spinning mark

      2. The 600 came from trump nitwit. Biden promised 2000, just another lie to get elected. Saying biden kept his promise would be the same as him taking credit for the vaccines and the mars mission,,, oh wait

        1. Yes, the $600 came from Moscow Mitch and Trump signed the bill. As soo as it was signed the Democrats said it was not enough and was not the $2000 amount originally proposed. Biden and Nancy promised to see that the additional $1400 was dispersed in a new bill. They have kept that promise.

        2. Neither Trump or Biden get credit for vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna never took part in Operation Warp Speed. The companies that took Trump money have yet to produce a vaccine. The scientists and doctors get ALL the credit. Biden is telling some tall tales about the vaccine. He has made misleading comments about the distribution.

    1. How many staff and associates of Trump were indicted? How many of Obama’s staff and associates were indicted? How many of Sleepy Joe’s staff and associates will be indicted? Corruption? Think madmike, think. This is not rocket science.

      1. Only because of a corrupt Justice Department otherwise it would be the other way around. Trumps biggest mistake was not removing EVERYONE associated with the Obama Administrstion from day one. He left to many of Obama’s untrustworthy swamp rats in place and it was his undoing.

    1. If the dimwads want to send me money go for it. I don’t need it or want it but I’m damn sure gonna take it. I’ll use part of it for a road trip up to Trinidad for some dabs.

          1. Practice in case the Chicoms storm across the Rio Grande! Most likely I will buy another shortwave radio and bigger antenna.

    2. Pork is the American way. We have Democrat pork and Republican pork. Kids in the 8th grade civics classes know that. We will always have pork and have had since George Washington was sworn in.

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