CORONAVIRUS, National, politics

U.S. House passes $1.9 trillion pandemic aid bill

United States Capitol. Photo: Chas Hundley

The U.S. House of Representatives passed early Saturday morning what many observers and lawmakers now call the COVID-19 Economic Relief Act, a $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package that provides $1,400 direct payments to most American taxpayers, aid for businesses, cities, schools, and an extension of unemployment benefits.

Oregon House Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Oregon City . . .

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