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Biden says 100 million relief checks to be distributed by Wednesday

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the mass shooting in Colorado from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The Biden administration will have distributed 100 million relief checks by Wednesday as part of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday.

The U.S. Treasury on Monday said it had issued the latest round of economic impact payments, with many being mailed in the form of paper checks and debit cards. They will have an official pay date of Wednesday.

Reporting by Nandita Bose; writing by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Leslie Adler