NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off the Senate’s passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was back in New York to promote the plan’s impact on his home state. Schumer said Sunday that “help is on the way” to beleaguered New Yorkers. He detailed aid that he said would be headed to schools, small businesses, museums, restaurants, theaters and local governments as part of the relief package. The Senate’s passage of the relief bill Saturday puts President Joe Biden’s top priority closer to becoming law and shows that Schumer can unify the wafer-thin Democratic majority and deliver the votes.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., leaves the chamber just after the Senate narrowly approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. Senate passage sets up final congressional approval by the House next week so lawmakers can send it to President Joe Biden for his signature. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)