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House expected to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package Friday

House expected to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package Friday

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Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The House is expected to pass President Joe Biden's $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package on Friday, hours after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a $ 15-per-hour national minimum wage can't be included. While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the minimum wage provision will remain in the House bill, the Senate ruling Thursday essentially ends the possibility that it will be included in the final version. Advertisement Biden has called the package the American Rescue Plan and several Democratic lawmakers have said the minimum wage hike is a key part of the bill. Because Democrats have used a process called budget reconciliation to pass the legislation, there are limits for what can be included. On Thursday, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that th...