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Vice President Kamala Harris To Visit Denver To Promote COVID Relief Bill

DENVER (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Denver on March 16 to highlight the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed by Congress on Wednesday. Details on the visit by Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, were still being worked out, the vice president's office said.

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Vice President Kamala Harris stands next to second gentleman Doug Emhoff as she is sworn in as the Vice President of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer on the West Front of the Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Caroline Brehman-Pool/Getty Images)

Harris' visit is part of an ambitious campaign by President Joe Biden's administration to showcase the relief bill. The campaign includes travel by the president, first lady Jill Biden and Cabinet secretaries.

Harris' office said she will address the aid package's many aspects, among them an extension of $300 weekly emergency unemployment benefits into September and the shoring up of state and local government finances.

The U.S. House gave final congressional approval to the relief package along a near-party-line vote. Republicans opposed the legislation, characterizing it as bloated and crammed with liberal policies.

Biden plans to sign the measure Friday.

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