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Schrader opposed, but U.S. House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion plan

March 1, 2021
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The House passed it early Saturday, Feb. 27, on a 219-212 vote. Oregon's Kurt Schrader and Maine's Jared Golden were the only Democrats to oppose HR 1913, along with all 210 Republicans voting. Schrader, a Democrat from Canby, also voted against a much smaller plan that cleared Congress and was signed by then-President Donald Trump at the end of December. The earlier plan contained money for $600-per-person stimulus checks to individuals; the latest plan proposes to add $1,400. Schrader said those checks do not target money to people who need it, unlike small-business aid and unemployment benefits.