The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a $3.8 trillion package that includes $1.5 trillion in emergency funding for states, localities and local governments and $600 billion in infrastructure spending.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, also voted in favor of the package.
Pelosi said the package would “help the most vulnerable Americans by making them healthier and safer.”
The package also includes $50 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, $15 billion to pay for a federal transportation safety plan, and $300 billion for job training programs.
Boehner said the legislation would help people who were laid off because of the economic downturn but that it would also help those who had been laid off.
“If the president is serious about helping this community and is not willing to go into deficit, I believe he should make good on that pledge,” Boehner said.
Biden is expected to deliver a speech on the legislation later Tuesday.