President Joe Biden on Thursday signed the said Thursday at a press briefing., which includes a , for , and an . The IRS and Treasury will begin to , White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
The bill signing comes just one day after the amended bill passed in the House by a vote of 220-211. Theon Feb. 26, and the last week, .
"This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation -- working people, middle-class folks, people who built this country -- a fighting chance," said Biden, adding that he'd haveduring his first prime-time address, and over the coming days.
Democrats had been pushing to get the stimulus package signed into law before current Congress sent the final bill to the president more quickly than anticipated, Psaki said on Thursday.March 14. Biden was originally scheduled to sign the bill on Friday, but it got moved forward after
The stimulus package, called the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, includes changes made by the Senate last week, such asfor the and from $400 a week to $300 a week (though they'd extend through Sept. 6 rather than the end of August). The Senate also dropped a from the legislation, but proponents say they'll reintroduce that at a later date.
Meanwhile, expandedfor lower-income families and funding for remain part of the package.
Now that Biden has signed the bill into law, various government agencies will begin to access the funding and ramp up their programs, including. Here's .
The one for $1,200 and a . (Here's to each other.) For this , the bill could make and families with . (Here's how to determine if you and .)that qualified Americans received last year: