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Biden signs $1.9 trillion rescue package into law, starting the clock on distributing $1,400 stimulus checks

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President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package into law on Thursday, setting off a massive government rescue effort for struggling families and unemployed Americans. It starts the clock for the distribution for a fresh wave of direct payments this month.

Biden moved to secure the first major legislative victory of his presidency a day ahead of schedule as the formal signing was originally scheduled for Friday. White House officials said they received the legislation from Congress earlier than expected.

The president is also set to address the nation in his first prime-time address details ⇒

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