The Morning Dispatch: Senate Passes Biden Stimulus

Happy Monday! Apparently the losers of the Revolutionary War are in some hot water? We were busy watching a very mediocre Slam Dunk Contest. 

(Unfortunately, the best Slam Dunk Contest of all time took place before your Morning Dispatchers were born.)

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • The Senate voted entirely along party lines Saturday to pass President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes $1,400 checks to millions of Americans, $350 billion in state and local aid, and an extension of federal unemployment benefits. The House is expected to take up and pass the Senate’s bill on Tuesday.

  • The U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February, according to the Department of Labor. The unemployment rate remained relatively stable month-over-month, dropping from 6.3 percent to 6.2 percent.

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