Updated: March 10, 2021 05:14 PM
Created: March 10, 2021 05:07 PM
(ABC 6 News) - The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is heading to President Biden’s desk.
The house approved the bill Wednesday afternoon after facing Republican opposition.
In the bill is a plan to implement a national vaccination program by setting up community vaccination sites nationwide and making sure schools can reopen safely.
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar says the first step to ensuring a new normal is making sure people get vaccinated.
"It will only happen if we make sure we get the vaccine and we have the funding to do it and if we follow the rules as we head toward what I call a transition. We'll start having more and more people vaccinated, especially in a town like Rochester with all the healthcare workers but we're still going to have some people that aren’t. And so we're still going to follow the rules and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel,” Sen. Klobuchar said.
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