Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

The US Senate passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill today after Democrats resolved internal disputes over portions of the massive bill. 

The legislation includes $1,400 stimulus checks, $300 per week enhanced unemployment benefits, $34 billion to expand Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) subsidies, $350 billion in state aid, a child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, and $14 billion to assist with vaccine distribution.

The vote was 50-49 with all Republicans voting against the bill. Republican Senator Dan Sullivan of Alaska missed the vote due to a family emergency, making it unnecessary for Vice President Kamala Harris to cast the tie-breaking vote to pass the bill, which she does when the vote is split 50-50. Democrats also voted not to include several Republican amendments, including one by Senator Ted Cruz that would have kept illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks.

The House of Representatives will have to vote again on the relief bill before President Biden can sign it into law because the Senate made several changes to the House’s version.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. There should be no tuition breaks in Lakewood this year for anyone. No family has the right to say they can’t afford full tuition- the breaks they usually get on the backs of parents not eligible for this, who pay full plus to cover their discounts.

  2. Don’t ask him to give charity, though. When he was a VP candidate in 2008 they released 10 years of his tax returns showing an average of $369 a year given to charity. $369! That is it. What hypocrites. Well put… they have no problem giving away other people’s money, just don’t touch theirs.

  3. At Chaim,you’re more than welcome to donate that money to any organization of your choice that might really need it since it looks that you don’t need it. That’s a great thing to do and YOU won’t be spending OTHER PEOPLE’S money as well.

  4. To the Lakewood Scoop.

    Please change your headline to say.

    The Senate pass MAJOR SPENDING BILL THAT 80 PERCENT OF IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH COVID RELIEF!!!

    WHAT A BUNCH OF GARBAGE!!

    • Only 9% of this Bill that was passed was for actual COVID relief.
      The Democrats are going to print money like crazy to pay for this. The next big issue will be the uncontrolled inflation that will come from this.
      But lets open the border, we need more Democratic voters.

  5. To @no tuition break,
    Excuse me, it’s not your business if and what I do with this extra money. We can use to pay back debt.
    Get out children tutoring. Million other things.

    And besides the school got plenty t from PPP and food boxes.

  6. To @no tuition break,
    Excuse me, it’s not your business if and what I do with this extra money. We can use to pay back debt.
    Get out children tutoring. Million other things.
    Pay off medical expenses.

    And besides the school got plenty t from PPP and food boxes.

  7. that some of this money should be earmarked specifically to promote and effectively administer covid vaccines in each and every school district

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