WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 11: U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a bill signing in the Oval Office of the White House on March 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden has signed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill into law at the event. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s official – on Thursday, President Biden signed off on a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that includes $1,400 stimulus checks.

Signing the bill in the Oval Office, Biden said it was “about rebuilding the backbone of this country” and giving people “a fighting chance”.

The White House says the first $1,400 payments will start going out as soon as this weekend.

The bill also includes money for schools, vaccinations, small businesses, and $300 per month federal unemployment assistance.

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