Washington (CNN)House Democrats are taking a major step forward to push through President Joe Biden’s massive $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill by the end of next week.
The House Budget Committee announced Thursday it will take the step of cobbling together pieces of the plan on Monday and vote to advance it out of the committee, paving the way for House floor action by week’s end.
Democrats are trying to swiftly pass the relief package on the strength of their majority in Congress to deliver on promises made by the President, but the process of passing such a significant piece of legislation is complicated and must clear a number of hurdles in both chambers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference that the budget committee will “consolidate” the various elements of the rescue plan following work by committees with jurisdiction over specific policy provisions. The speaker said that after that, she is hoping for a vote “sometime at the end of next week.”