BIDEN TO SIGN CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL ON FRIDAY

President Biden plans to sign the $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill at the White House on Friday, press secretary Jen Psaki announced Wednesday as the House was on the verge of passing the mammoth relief package.

“I can announce that the president will sign the bill at the White House on Friday afternoon,” Psaki told reporters at an afternoon briefing.

“Once it is passed, the bill text will be checked, rechecked, printed and signed by the appropriate leaders in the House and Senate. The House clerks will then deliver it to the White House for the president’s signature. We expect that delivery to happen sometime tomorrow and then the president will sign it on Friday,” she said.

Psaki said that the Biden administration is “moving full-speed ahead on the implementation of the bill because we know the American people need help and need it as soon as possible.”

The House passed the bill shortly after her comments. In a statement, Biden thanked Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for the passage of the “historic piece of legislation that addresses a major crisis and lifts up millions of Americans.”

 

Source: The Hill