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House set to vote on $1.9T COVID-19 relief plan, Derek Chauvin trial: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

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House expected to pass $1.9T COVID-19 relief package

The House is expected as early as Tuesday to approve President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, his chief legislative priority as he begins his presidency. The plan, which passed the Senate this weekend, includes $1,400 stimulus checks for those earning under $75,000, an extension of unemployment benefits and money for local and state governments, among other measures. Democrats, whose margin in the House is only slightly bigger than in the Senate, must hope their progressive members don’t bolt over modifications made to the legislation, particularly the removal of a federal minimum wage hike.

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