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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer just signed the $ 1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill to officially pass the legislation to the White House send.
In a comment, Pelosi thanked President Biden and several other lawmakers in both the House and Senate.
“President Biden’s vision and determination was so evident to the American people and the reason this legislation has that support from 75% of the American people in a strongly bipartisan manner across the country,” Pelosi said. “We thank him for his guidance and also for his contribution to the content of the legislation as well as for his signature when this happens.”
President Biden plans to sign the bill in the White House on Friday afternoon.
“Who knows what the future might bring, but we are celebrating on this day because we keep a promise made by our president and promise together with him that help is on the way,” said Pelosi.
Schumer also thanked the Democrats in both chambers for working together in passing the laws.
“What do we say to America? Help is on the way. Help is on the way. You will receive checks for $ 1,400 by the end of March,” he said.
The Senate Chairman called the law “one of the most important laws we have passed in decades”.
“So this is a wonderful day for America,” said Schumer. “This is one of the most rigorous laws we’ve passed in decades, and you know what we can do to show America that we can do things to make their lives better, and we will continue to do so.” Meeting. Help is on the way. “
Hear the full remarks from Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Schumer: