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Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan is set to collide with Republicans — and it could force Democrats to scrap measures like a $15 minimum wage

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President-elect Joe Biden rolled out a $1.9 trillion federal rescue package on Thursday, a measure aimed at helping individuals, businesses, and local governments weather the economic shock of the pandemic.

It contains an array of relief provisions that Democrats have championed for months in past proposals. They include a $1,400 boost to stimulus checks, $400-per-week federal unemployment benefits, a major expansion of the child-tax credit, assistance to state and local governments, and a $15 minimum wage.

It also sets aside funds to boost food stamps, dramatically ramp details ⇒

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