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Did the latest stimulus bill pass? What's in the COVID relief bill passed by the House?

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The House passed the latest stimulus bill, but what's in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package? What happens next and when will people see any money?

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NANCY PELOSI: The yeas are 219. The nays are 212. The bill is passed without objection. A motion to reconsider is laid upon the table.

NICHOLAS WU: This bill, called the American Rescue Plan, includes billions of dollars for vaccines, $1,400 stimulus checks, hundreds of billions in dollars in aid for state and local governments, and extends unemployment benefits through the summer, among many other provisions.

NANCY PELOSI: We are moved to act swiftly to put an end to this pandemic and to stem the suffering felt by so many. The time for decisive action is long overdue.

NICHOLAS WU: The bill is going to face a Senate split exactly 50/50 between Democrats and Republicans, meaning that its path to final passage is going to be a lot rockier. Democrats are using a special process called reconciliation. This means that you can't put provisions in the bill that don't have a substantive effect on the federal budget. A $15 minimum wage is probably not going to make the final cut.

KEVIN MCCARTHY: The true question would be to Nancy Pelosi. She knows it will not survive in the Senate because the parliamentarian already told her that. So she's keeping it in the bill to keep her payoffs exactly what I named the bill. This is for a progressive wing of the party who says they will not vote for the bill unless they have that in there.

NICHOLAS WU: Using reconciliation means that Democrats only need a simple majority in the Senate rather than the 60 vote threshold normally required to break a filibuster. Republicans are generally opposed to this bill because they think it contains too many provisions that are not related to COVID.

MITCH MCCONNELL: They're going to try to muscle us through on a totally partisan basis. And I think I can safely speak for most of my members that we think this is dramatically more money than is required at this particular juncture. It also includes a number of things that have absolutely nothing to do with COVID relief. And so it will be controversial.

NICHOLAS WU: But the pressure is on. Congressional leaders want to get this bill on President Biden's desk before unemployment benefits expire.

CHUCK SCHUMER: We are on track to get this bill done and get it on the president's desk before the expiration of the enhanced unemployment benefits, which is March 14. We're going to meet that deadline.