Biden signs $1.9tn Covid relief ahead of first primetime address as presidentMarch 12, 2021
President will mark one year since coronavirus triggered shutdowns across US in televised speech on Thursday night
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Joe Biden signed the historic $1.9tn Covid-19 relief package into law on Thursday, hours before he will deliver his first primetime TV address as US president to mark one year since the virus triggered widespread shutdowns across the country.
“This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country,” Biden said in brief remarks before signing the landmark legislation.