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Coronavirus: US Senate passes Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion relief bill in party-line vote

The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and the Republican minority failing in attempts to push through some three dozen amendments.The final bill includes $400 billion in one-time payments of $1,400 to most Americans, $300 a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people thrown out of work in the crisis, and $350 billion in…

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