A proud moment for President Biden with Vice President Harris by his side.

President Biden signs $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill with $1,400 stimulus checks into law

Maureen Groppe USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Thursday signed into law a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, hours before he planned to address the nation to begin an extensive outreach campaign explaining the massive spending package.

The measure includes direct payments of up to $1,400 for individuals, billions to help schools and colleges reopen, and funding for vaccine distribution – along with many other measures aimed at helping America recover from the pandemic.

“I believe this… historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people of this nation – working people, middle class folks, people that built the country – a fighting chance,” Biden said, before signing the bill from the Oval Office as Vice President Kamala Harris stood behind him. “I’m going to have a lot more to say about that tonight and the next couple days.”

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