Biden To Sign $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package On Thursday


It appears that President Joe Biden will sign his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law on Thursday. Initially, it appeared that he would sign the bill into law on Friday. This delay prompted many on social media to hop in with jokes and complaints.

"Why Biden gotta wait until Friday to sign that? They ain’t got DocuSign," one user tweeted.

However, it appears that plans have changed. After passing through Congress yesterday, Biden has cleared his schedule and made way for a public signing today. His chief of staff Ronald Klain shared the news via Twitter.

"The enrolled bill arrived last night -- so [President Joe Biden] is signing it today -- we want to move as fast as possible. We will hold our celebration of the signing on Friday, as planned, with Congressional leaders," Klain tweeted.

Biden will sign the bill into law ahead of his first primetime address since being sworn in as President in January. According to reports, the President will "level with the American people about what is still required to defeat the virus and provide a hopeful vision of what is possible if we all come together."

During his remarks, he will likely focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to signing the latest COVID-19 relief package, he has announced that he plans to acquire 100 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson produced COVID-19 vaccine.

On a less triumphant note, it is unclear if he will address the issues his administration has faced at the U.S.-Mexico border or the reports of children being mistreated at the border. Furthermore, it is unclear if he will address his decision not to supply visas to diversity visa recipients who were denied them because of Trump's Muslim ban.

The President is set to address the nation on Thursday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

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