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March 8, 2021

Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan Act; Bill Heads to House and Then to President Biden


On Saturday, March 6, 2021, by a vote of 50-49, the Senate amended and approved the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which is reconciliation legislation to provide $1.9 trillion in COVID-19 relief. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Senate-passed version on Tuesday before the bill moves to President Biden for his signature. Congressional Democrats are aiming to have the legislation enacted before March 14, 2021, when current unemployment benefits would expire.

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