House Approves $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Package Overnight, Bill Heads to the U.S. Senate for Approval

Bill passed with 219-212 vote

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(FOX NEWS) – The U.S. House of Representatives approved a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package early Saturday — the sixth COVID bill passed since the pandemic began a year ago.

The vote around 2 a.m. ET was 219-212.

Two Democrats voted against their party’s plan: U.S. Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon. Both lawmakers also opposed a $3 trillion bill last May that ultimately failed.

Golden issued a statement defending his decision.

“During challenging times, the country needs its elected leaders to work together to meet the most urgent needs in their communities,” Golden said, according to The Associated Press. “This bill addresses urgent needs, and then buries them under a mountain of unnecessary or untimely spending.”

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