Democrats plan major stimulus bill ‘very soon’ after COVID spending package

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate will consider another Biden administration stimulus package shortly after it passes a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending bill.

“I think we need to go further than just the American Rescue Plan,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said. “We need a strong stimulus to get our long-term economy going.”

The House is expected to vote this week on the $1.9 trillion package Democrats have labeled the American Rescue Plan. The Senate, Schumer said, will vote on the bill before mid-March.

After that, he said, lawmakers would “very soon” consider a major “Build Back Better” infrastructure
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