The House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion package late Wednesday morning that includes $1,400 stimulus checks to millions of Americans and extends unemployment benefits.

  • The bill will also increase vaccine distribution and help schools reopen.
  • The bill passed 220-211. One Democrat — Rep. Jared Golden of Maine —- and all Republicans voted against the bill.
  • Per CBS News, the IRS could start sending out checks within the next week or two.
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What’s next?

President Joe Biden will need to sign the bill into law. He is expected to do so on Friday. It already has approval from the Senate, who approved the bill 50-49 after making some changes. The bill had been sent back to the House for final congressional approval.

  • White House press secretary Jen Psaki said: “With today’s expected passage of the [American] Rescue Plan, I can announce that the president will sign the bill at the White House on Friday afternoon.”

So who gets a stimulus check?

  • Individuals making $80,000 or under and married couples making $160,000 or less will receive stimulus checks up to $1,400 per person. Those making $75,000 or less will get the full amount.
  • The bill also extends the annual child tax credit to $3,600 for children 5 years old and up, or $3,000 for those 6 to 17 years old, according to NBC News.
  • Unemployment benefits will extend by $300 per week until Sept. 6.
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This calculator will show you how much money you get in the next stimulus check

Omni has a free stimulus check calculator that can help you figure out how much money you will receive from the COVID-19 relief bill, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Will there be another bill?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said it’s unclear if this is the final COVID-19 relief bill for the United States.

  • “You’re just going to have to ask the virus — if it stops mutating, if it stops spreading and therefore mutating, then this will be.”
  • “What is interesting about this virus is that it is resourceful,” she added. “It mutates. It has variants. And so too must we be resourceful and resilient in how we deal with it. We will be on top of it.”