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House Passes $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Bill; What Showbiz Can Expect

House Passes $1.9 Trillion Covid-19 Bill; What Showbiz Can Expect
Update: The House of Representatives early on Saturday passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, a Covid-19 relief and recovery bill that would be Joe Biden’s first legislative achievement if it reaches his desk.

The massive piece of spending legislation now goes to the Senate.

The bill passed narrowly in the House, 219-212. Two Democrats, Kurt Schrader of Oregon and Jared Golden of Maine, joined with all Republicans in voting against it.

Previously: The House of Representatives is expected to pass the American Rescue Plan tonight, an initial step toward giving Joe Biden his first major legislative achievement.

The $1.9 trillion bill will likely draw few Republican votes, but Democrats have touted its popularity with the broader public, particularly those looking for additional Covid-19 relief.

That includes much of the entertainment workforce, which throughout the pandemic has had to depend on Washington to address the unique nature of industry employment: So
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