US Congress approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “US Congress approves $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill” – below is their description.

    The US House of Representatives has approved a $1.9 trillion emergency spending measure designed to mitigate the financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic, putting the United States economy on a path to recovery.

    The measure also extends unemployment benefits and increases funding to ramp up vaccine distribution.

    Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from the US capital, Washington, DC.

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