Joe Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic rescue package


President-elect Joseph R. Biden is asking Congress to approve a $1.9 trillion emergency package to combat the coronavirus pandemic and boost a sputtering economic recovery.

The plan, released Thursday, provides for $1,400-per-person checks for millions of Americans, enhanced unemployment benefits, $30 billion in rental, water, and energy assistance, and an extension of a federal eviction and foreclosure moratorium through September.

The plan also includes $130 billion to reopen schools for in-person learning and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.

Mr. Biden was to speak about his proposal in more detail on Thursday evening in Wilmington, Delaware.

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