Pelosi has Congress stay after midnight for $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill --  with $1,400 checks
Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Screengrab)

The House of Representatives was expected to stay after midnight and into early Saturday morning to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

A procedure vote late Friday night passed on a party-line vote, suggesting Republicans would unite against the bill that pollsters say is popular with American voters.

The bill will ramp up vaccinations, extend unemployment insurance, provide aid to local governments and provide $1,400 checks.

The House bill also includes raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour even though the Senate parliamentarian ruled that could not be included using the reconciliation process that bypasses the filibuster so it can pass with a simple majority.

The package is a major priority of President Joe Biden's administration.