The US Senate on Saturday approved a package of measures to stimulate the economy for $ 1.9 trillion; C-Span broadcasted the meeting.
50 senators voted for the bill, 49 against it. One Republican senator did not participate in the vote, which ended a more than a 24-hour session that lasted from Friday to Saturday night.
However, some amendments were made to the bill; as expected, the provision to increase the minimum wage to $ 15 per hour by 2025 was removed from it.
The key measure of the new incentive package will be checked for $ 1,400, which most taxpayers will receive in the United States. The bill also provides for the allocation of measures to support local authorities at various levels, schools, and businesses.