Biden takes victory lap on his COVID relief bill

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"This is not the end of our efforts though, I view it as only the beginning," Biden said at the White House, standing alongside Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The massive legislative package, which received final congressional approval on Wednesday, passed with Democratic majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but no Republican votes, despite broad popular support.

The bill will send $1,400 checks to millions of households, extend unemployment benefits and put billions of dollars into state budgets and industries after a year-long pandemic that has killed over 526,000 Americans and put millions out of work.

Biden and the vice president will go on a nationwide tour to sell Americans on the benefits of the newly passed bill.