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Biden signs $1.9T relief bill before speech to nation

Biden signs $1.9T virus relief bill, scoring an early policy win aimed at jump-starting the economy, ending the pandemic.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021 11:15 AM
Updated: Mar 11, 2021 2:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package that he says will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health.

He had been set to sign the American Rescue Plan on Friday. But the White House moved the signing up to Thursday afternoon, hours before the president plans to deliver his first prime-time address to the American public on the one-year anniversary of the pandemic. 

RELATED: California could get $150B from federal virus relief bill

Chief of staff Ron Klain tweets that the bill arrived at the White House late Wednesday, more quickly than anticipated. Klain says, “We want to move as fast as possible.”

This is a developing story. Action News Now will keep you updated with new information on-air and online.

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