US President Joe Biden had his first legal victory when the House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in the early morning of February 27.

However, Democrats will face challenges when inserting the minimum wage increase into this $1.9 trillion bailout bill.

Democrats who control the US House of Representatives passed the bill by a vote of 219 - 212. The bill was then moved to the Senate, where Democrats plan to lobby for legislation to get it approved. passed without Republican support.

With the above relief package, the US will prioritize spending on anti-Covid-19 vaccines and medical supplies, and deploy a new round of emergency financial support to households, small businesses, and the government. states and localities.

Democrats consider the relief package necessary to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed the lives of more than 500,000 Americans and caused millions to lose their jobs.

"Americans need to know that the government is always ready to help them," said US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a debate in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Republicans, who previously advocated spending heavily to combat Covid-19 and stimulate the economy, said that most of the items in the above relief package were unnecessary, especially is the content related to a subway system near the city of San Francisco of Ms. Pelosi. Republicans also cited that only 9% of the total value of this relief package will be spent directly on fighting the epidemic.

"They're just throwing money out without accountability," said Kevin McCarthy, Republican leader in the House of Representatives.

This bailout vote in the House of Representatives is the first successful test of the Democrats, with a narrow margin of 221-211. Progressives and moderates, but often disproportionately disproportionate. Democrats, will soon face tougher battles over immigration and climate change policies that President Biden wants to promote.

From his first weeks in office, President Biden has focused on addressing the biggest health crisis in the US in a century due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is a crisis that affects almost every aspect of American social life.

Democrats aim to get the bill on the Covid-19 relief package to President Biden to sign into law by mid-March, when additional unemployment benefits and some other aid is running low term.

Expenditures in this relief package include a direct payment of $1,400 per person, federal unemployment benefits of $400 a week through August 29, and benefits for those in need. difficulty paying rent and mortgage during the pandemic.

Moving the bill to the Senate for consideration could face an inconclusive outcome - where Republicans hold 50 seats, while Democrats and their allies control the remaining 50.

The challenge for Democrats is figuring out how to get the proposed minimum wage increase through, because it risks being kicked out of the bill under the complicated rules that govern the Senate. .

The $1.9 trillion bailout package just passed by the House of Representatives aims to raise the national hourly minimum wage for the first time since 2009, from $7.25 to $15. This is also a top priority for progressive Democrats.

However, a rules expert in the Myx Senate said that the Democrats' proposal to raise the minimum wage does not qualify for the special treatment rule - a rule that allows the rest of the bill passed with a majority vote instead of the 60 votes needed to expedite most of the bill.

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicts that this relief bill will be passed by the US Congress with or without a wage increase; At the same time, "Iron Lady" also affirmed that Democrats will not give up promoting this issue.