President Joe Biden’s $1.9tn (£1.4tn) relief bill to help Americans deal with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has cleared its final hurdle in Congress.

The House of Representatives approved the massive economic aid plan 220-211 on Wednesday along partisan lines, with no Republicans voting in favour.

Having already passed through the Senate, the relief package now heads to Mr Biden’s desk to be signed into law.

This sixth Covid-19 relief bill is a major legislative win for Mr Biden.

The bill passed with 220 Democrats in favour. One Democrat joined Republicans to vote against it.

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said the president will sign the bill into law on Friday.

The package has been broadly popular among Americans. According to a March Pew Research Center poll, 70% of US adults surveyed expressed support for the bill, including 41% of Republicans.

But Republicans in Congress have objected to the bill’s price tag.

They have called for various elements of the package to be smaller and more targeted, including suggesting stimulus cheques should not go to people who have not lost income in the past year.

“House Democrats have abandoned any pretence of unity,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said on the floor ahead of the vote.

“After five relief bills, it is on track to be the first passed by strictly party lines.”

He noted it was the most expensive single bill in US history.

When announcing the so-called American Rescue Plan in January, Mr Biden said the government needed to “go big” in order to boost the flagging economy.

Democrats – who control both chambers of Congress by narrow margins – have largely stuck together and managed to retain most of what was initially proposed.

The final bill includes one-off direct payments worth $1,400 to be sent off to most Americans and extends weekly jobless benefits until September.

It also allocates $350bn to state and local governments, some $130bn to school reopening, $49bn for expanded Covid-19 testing and research, as well as $14bn for vaccine distribution.