Speaker Pelosi: House to vote on COVID relief bill within 24-48 hours

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters the day after advancing sweeping voting and ethics legislation, and passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters the day after advancing sweeping voting and ethics legislation, and passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters the day after advancing sweeping voting and ethics legislation, and passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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UPDATED 7:59 AM PT – Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Senate is sending the American Rescue Plan to the House of Representative with the lower chamber planning to schedule a vote this week. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted the House would move forward with passing the bill Tuesday or Wednesday.

Pelosi then, once again, tried to push the benefits of the nearly $2 trillion bill while arguing it would “do many great things” for American families.

“If you are a caregiver, whether for a child or a senior or whatever…childcare is substantially supported in this legislation,” she stated. “If you are a teacher, schools will be able to be open more safely with an increased funding to do so with ventilation, separation and the rest to have our children return safely and our teachers as well.”

Pelosi went on to point out that Monday was International Women’s Day and claimed it was important, especially on that day, to acknowledge the connection between the advancement of women and the needs that are met in the America Rescue Plan. However, Republicans have argued the plan does little to benefit anyone let alone women.

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