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New stimulus bill, Garland's confirmation, Chauvin's trial: 5 things to know Wednesday

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Biden’s COVID-19 stimulus bill on the brink of passage

The House of Representatives is poised Wednesday to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan, which includes $1,400 checks, billions for vaccines, and money to reopen schools. House Democratic leadership has voiced confidence in their ability to pass the bill even if no Republicans vote for it, though some progressives have complained about spending reductions made by the Senate. Once the House has passed the legislation, it will go to President Joe Biden, who said Monday he would sign it “as soon as I get it.” The $1,400 stimulus checks could start going out in a number of weeks if they follow the same timeline as previous rounds.

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