US Senate narrowly passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief legislation

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Germany sees rising death toll from COVID-19
  • Czechia expels Russian diplomats over 2014 ammunition depot blast
  • Food, photography and social justice – Asma Khan and Hassan Akkad | Studio B: Unscripted
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “US Senate narrowly passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief legislation” – below is their description.

    The United States Senate passed an amended version of President Joe Biden’s stimulus bill in 50-49 vote, sending it back to the House for approval next week.

    It was the longest Senate vote in recent memory, ending more than 24 hours after the roll was called.

    Al Jazeera’s Mike Hanna reports from the US capital, Washington, DC, US.

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Calls for more oxygen, hospital beds as India’s Covid-19 crisis deepens
  • Global COVID death toll passes 3 million as fatality rate accelerates | ABC News
  • CureVac in Talks With U.S. Over Next-gen Covid Shot: CEO
  • Coronavirus: Mass vaccination sites to target rollout lag | 9 News Australia
  • Global Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 3 Million
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • Navalny’s Team Calls For Protests As His Health Deteriorates
  • Biden Calls Russia’s Treatment of Alexei Navalny “Totally Unfair”
  • Biden says he will raise U.S. cap on refugee admissions
  • What’s in Biden’s new infrastructure package?
  • U.S., Japanese leaders hold first White House meeting to counter China’s influence
  • BizBeat Ep. 104: China-Europe tie up to push U.S. to tackle climate change issue
  • In This Story: United States

    The United States is a country also known as the United States of America, USA, US or just America. There are fifty states in the union, which is a federal republic ruled by a representative democracy. Nearly ten million square kilometres are inhabited by over 300 million people. The majority of Americans speak English.

    4 Recent Items: United States

  • Texas police hunt suspect in 3 shooting deaths, ask people to shelter in place
  • Sen. Graham reacts to Biden admitting there’s a border crisis
  • US to push Australia to tackle climate change | 9 News Australia
  • Le Yucheng: China opposes official engagement between U.S. and Taiwan
  • Leave a Comment