Biden signs $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill hours ahead of speech to nation

The nearly $2 trillion COVID stimulus legislation has been the administration’s highest priority in the beginning days of Biden’s presidency, seeking to “go big” to get the virus under control and get relief directly into the hands of most Americans in the form of $1400 checks.

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Despite the weight of the moment, the Oval Office signing was without much fanfare, with Biden giving brief remarks as Vice President Kamala Harris looked on from his side.