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The House, led by Democrats, narrowly passed a $1.9 trillion relief bill that did not raise the minimum wage. A margin of 219-212 passed it, with two Democrats joining Republicans in opposing the bill.
What is in the bill?
$1,400 payments to most people plus $1,400 for every dependant a person has.
The payments do not cover people who make over or $100,000 a year and start lessening at the $75,000 mark.
$20 billion will be for vaccine distribution with $50 billion for testing and tracking COVID-19
A minimum wage of $15 an hour, which got shut down
The most pressing issue for Democrats is the $15 minimum wage. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that Democrats will use another plan to pass it if necessary.