The US House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on President Joe Biden's sizeable aid package worth $ 1.9 trillion (1.6 trillion euros), the spokesman for the leader of the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives said on Tuesday. know.

Thanks to that majority, Biden may be able to sign the plan this week.

The House of Representatives previously voted in favor of the bailout package, but due to changes to the plan by the Senate, it must be voted again.

For example, the proposal for an increase of the minimum wage to $ 15 perished.

During the first round of voting, not a single Republican voted for the plan.

This time, the Democrats hope to convince some of their political rivals to vote for the corona support package.

The billions are intended to fund vaccines and medical devices, as well as emergency financial aid for people who have lost their jobs, companies and local governments.

President Biden wants to sign at least before March 14.

The current unemployment scheme will expire on that date.