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After exhausting debate, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is finally about to be signed into law.

The legislation was passed by the Senate Saturday on a strict party-line basis: Every Democrat voted for the bill; not a single Republican joined in. On Wednesday, the House signed off on the legislation — another party-line vote — and sent it to the president.

Whether you feel the package is an economic necessity or a spectacular waste of taxpayer money, there are a couple of things we can all agree on: It’s very long (around 600 pages), it’s complicated, and it’s costly (around $1.9 trillion). Here’s what that looks like as a number: $1,900,000,000,000.

So, where’s all this money going? That’s what we’re going to attempt to determine in this week’s “Money!” podcast.

As usual, my co-hosts will be financial journalist Miranda Marquit and producer Aaron Freeman.

Sit back, relax and listen to this week’s “Money!” podcast:

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