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House Democrats pass $900 billion stimulus plan with direct payments and federal unemployment benefits, clearing the way for a Senate vote

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House Democrats passed the long-awaited $900 billion stimulus plan, sending it to the Republican-controlled Senate for a vote on Monday evening.

The bill was passed overwhelmingly 359 to 53.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday morning that while she supported the package, she wanted additional aid spending once President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January.

“I look forward to a strong bipartisan vote today on this legislation,” Pelosi said. “Respecting it for what it does, not judging it for what it does not. But recognizing that more needs to be done.”

Passage in the House sends it to the details ⇒

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