House passes $1.9T Covid relief bill that includes $1,400 checks, $300 per week jobless benefits, child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $125B for K-12 schools, $30B for public transit, $25B for rental assistance, $14B for vaccine distribution.
BREAKING: House passes $1.9T Covid relief bill that includes $1,400 checks, $300/wk jobless benefits, child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $125B for K-12 schools, $30B for public transit, $25B for rental assistance, $14B for vaccine distribution. https://t.co/wE4cLtFdAK pic.twitter.com/gm8DrDG05w
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 10, 2021
Under the new structure, the checks would phase out faster for those at higher income levels, compared to the way the direct payments were structured in Biden’s initial proposal and the version of the bill passed by the House on Saturday.
Individuals earning below $75,000 per year and couples making up to $150,000 per year would qualify for the full $1,400 stimulus payment. Under the changes agreed to by Biden and Senate Democratic leadership, individuals who earn under $75,000 per year and couples earning under $150,000 would still receive the full $1,400 per person benefit. Yet, the benefit would disappear altogether for individuals earning more than $80,000 annually and couples earning more than $160,000.
This means individuals earning between $80,000 and $100,000, and couples earning between $160,000 and $200,000, are newly excluded from a partial check under the newest plan endorsed by the Biden administration.
President Biden is expected to sign the bill on Friday!
NEW: Pres. Joe Biden releases statement after House passes COVID-19 relief bill: "For weeks now, an overwhelming percentage of Americans…have made it clear they support the American Rescue Plan."
— ABC News (@ABC) March 10, 2021