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The Democratic-controlled House voted 219-212 to pass the package, which includes $1,400 personal checks and a $20 billion COVID-19 vaccination plan, early on Saturday morning after working through Friday night. Every Republican voted against the bill, as did two Democrats. On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a minimum wage hike, supported by President Biden, could not be included in the bill. The relief package now moves to the Senate, where another vote will take place.