Alex Brandon/AP
Alex Brandon/AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer just signed the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill to officially send the legislation to the White House.

In remarks, Pelosi thanked President Biden and several other lawmakers in both the House and Senate.

“President Biden’s vision and his determination were so apparent to the American people and the reason why this legislation enjoys this support of 75% of the American people in a strong bipartisan way across the country,” Pelosi said. “We thank him for his leadership and also for his contribution to the substance of the legislation as well as his signature when that comes.”

President Biden plans to sign the bill into law on Friday afternoon at the White House.

“Who knows what the future may bring, but nonetheless on this day we celebrate because we are honoring a promise made by our President and as we join with him in promising that help is on the way,” Pelosi said.

Schumer also thanked Democrats in both chambers for working together to pass the legislation.

“What do we say to America? Help is on the way. Help is on the way. You’ll receive $1,400 checks by the end of March,” he said.

The Senate leader called the bill “one of the most consequential pieces of legislation we have passed in decades.”

“So this is a wonderful day for America,” Schumer said.  “This is one of the most consequential pieces of legislation we have passed in decades, and you know what we can show America, that we can get things done to make their lives better, and we will continue to do that through the rest of this session. Help is on the way.”

Hear full remarks from Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Schumer: