Vice President Kamala Harris in Colorado Tuesday
DENVER (AP) - Vice President Kamala Harris is in Denver Tuesday to highlight the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed by Congress on Wednesday.
Harris’ visit is part of an ambitious campaign by President Joe Biden’s administration to showcase the relief bill. The campaign includes travel by the president, first lady Jill Biden and Cabinet secretaries.
Harris’ office said she will address the aid package’s many aspects, among them an extension of $300 weekly emergency unemployment benefits into September and the shoring up of state and local government finances.
The U.S. House gave final congressional approval to the relief package along a near-party-line vote. Republicans opposed the legislation, characterizing it as bloated and crammed with liberal policies.
Biden signed the measure Friday.
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