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Biden to sign signature COVID relief bill on Friday

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden makes remarks from the White House after his coronavirus pandemic relief legislation passed in the Senate, in Washington, U.S. March 6, 2021. REUTERS/Erin Scott

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden plans to sign his signature $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Wednesday.

The comments came ahead of the expected final passage of the measure in U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. The White House is moving “full speed ahead” on the implementation of the bill, which includes $1,400 checks for most Americans, Psaki said.

Reporting By Andrea Shalal and Jarrett Renshaw, Editing by Franklin Paul

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