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US President Joe Biden scores win as House passes $US1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan

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US President Joe Biden has scored his first legislative win as the House of Representatives passed his $US1.9 trillion ($2.44 trillion) coronavirus relief package early, although Democrats face challenges to their hopes of using the bill to raise the minimum wage.

Democrats, who control the chamber, passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party line vote of 219 to 212 and sent it on to the Senate, where Democrats planned a legislative manoeuvre to allow them to…



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