That sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can whisk it to Biden for his signature. "This nation has suffered too much for much too long," Biden told reporters at the White House after the vote. "The Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Of Democrats, he said: "Their top priority wasn't pandemic relief. The House's relief bill, largely similar to the Senate's, provided US$400 weekly benefits through to August.
Source: New Zealand Herald March 06, 2021 21:33 UTC