Joe Biden’s $1.9trn (£1.4trn) COVID-19 relief plan has been passed by the Senate in a party-line vote after an all-night session.
The final bill includes $400bn (£289bn) in one-time payments of $1,400 (£1,000) to most Americans, $300 (£217) a week in extended jobless benefits for the 9.5 million people made unemployed, and $350bn (£253bn) in aid to state and local governments that have taken a huge hit in their budgets.
In brief remarks on Saturday, the president said the plan will help get relief cheques to Americans this month.
He said he hopes for quick passage by the House of Representatives so he can sign the bill into law soon.
House majority leader Steny Hoyer said in a tweet that the House will vote on Tuesday on the Senate-passed bill.
After passage by the House, it will be sent to Mr Biden, who hopes to sign the bill before enhanced jobless benefits expire on 14 March.
More from Covid-19
COVID-19: PM hails step towards ‘normality’ as schools in England set to welcome back all students and care homes allow indoor visits
COVID-19: Al fresco boost for pubs and restaurants with councils told to slash planning red tape
COVID-19: Teachers perform Take That’s Back For Good in parody video as they await students’ return to school
COVID-19: People aged 56 to 59 invited to book in for a coronavirus jab from next week
COVID-19: UK records 158 deaths and 6,040 cases in latest 24-hour period
NHS pay row: ‘Large numbers’ of nurses could quit after ‘slap in the face’ offer as pressure mounts on government
The Senate voted 50-49, with no Republicans supporting what would be one of the largest stimulus packages in US history.
As the Senate was about to cast its vote, majority leader Chuck Schumer said the bill was the “prescription for getting the upper hand” against a pandemic that has killed more than 520,000 Americans.
“I want the American people to know that we’re going to get through this and someday soon our businesses will reopen, our economy will reopen and life will reopen,” he said.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, however, had harsh words about the measure.
“The Senate has never spent $2trn in a more haphazard way or through a less rigorous process,” he said.
Republicans had sought a new round of aid about one-third the size of Mr Biden’s plan.