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The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400 to most Americans, $300 a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people thrown out of work in the crisis.
He urged Americans to remain vigilant against the virus, hours after signing a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law and raised the possibility of beginning to "mark our independence from this virus” by the Fourth of July.
The aid package includes $415 billion to bolster the response to the virus and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, some $1 trillion in direct relief to households, and roughly $440 billion for small businesses and communities particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of 219 to 212 and sent it on to the Senate, where Democrats planned a legislative maneuver to allow them to pass it without the support of Republicans.
It was a miscalculation. American farmers held back from selling corn last summer because they expected prices to go up as the rains failed and corn production fell. And it was expected that the dry spell would continue. It did not. There was plentiful rain, a bumper crop, and the resulting
Talking to Latino voters in Nevada about President Joe Biden, immigration activist Rico Ocampo says one issue keeps coming up: they are disappointed at what they see as his failure to expand protections for immigrants in the US illegally. Ocampo, who works for the pro-immigrant
Ask historians to name America’s greatest foreign policy blunders, and you’ll often hear a litany of misbegotten interventions — Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other wars that went awry. But some of America’s biggest failures have been errors of omission rather than commission
Immigrants are good for this country. They work critical jobs, pay taxes, build businesses and introduce many of our favourite foods and cultural innovations (doughnuts, anyone?). But for decades, powerful players have chosen the self-serving politics of division over sensible immigration