WASHINGTON, 6 Mar – RIA Novosti. US Senators backed the $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package.
The meeting of the chamber was broadcast by the C-Span TV channel.
The key measure will be checks for $ 1.4 thousand, which will be received by most taxpayers in the United States. The bill also provides for the allocation of funds to support local authorities, schools and businesses.
The document was supported by 50 senators, opposed by 49. One Republican did not take part in the vote, which ended more than 24-hour meeting.
As expected, the provision on increasing the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour by 2025 was excluded from the bill.
Now the document must once again go through the House of Representatives, after which, if it remains in the same form, it will go for signature to President Joe Biden.
After the vote, the head of state thanked the Senate for passing the bill. He promised that more than 85 percent of American households “will receive direct payments of $ 1.4 thousand per person.” According to him, the average family with two children and an income of up to 100 thousand dollars a year can count on a total of 5.6 thousand dollars.