Here’s How the Senate Pared Back Biden’s Stimulus Plan

Here’s How the Senate Pared Back Biden’s Stimulus Plan

The New York Times-Politics·2021-03-07 06:01

WASHINGTON — The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan approved by the Senate on Saturday follows the outlines of the sweeping pandemic aid package that President Biden proposed, but senators made a series of notable changes that narrowed the bill.

While the House passed a version of the bill that largely kept Mr. Biden’s proposals intact, the Senate omitted an increase in the minimum wage that he had included, pared back eligibility for the next round of stimulus checks and limited how much Americans will receive in supplemental unemployment benefits in the coming months.

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