Coronavirus: US Senate passes major $1.9tn relief plan

The US Senate has voted to approve America’s third major spending package to deal the impact the pandemic.

The $1.9tn (£1.4tn) passed by 50 votes to 49 Saturday, and will now head to the Representatives where is expected to be approved.

The relief has been championed by Joe as a way to help struggling citizens.

But his Party compromised some issues ahead the vote.

were long discussions over federal unemployment benefit, which Democrats agreed to lower from $400 to $300 a week. will be extended until 6 September.

America’s worst public crisis in a century has left nearly 523,000 people dead and 29 million infected, a current unemployment rate of 6.2%.