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What Are The Next Steps For The Covid Relief Bill

On Saturday, the Senate passed President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion Covid Relief bill known as the American Rescue Plan. The legislation includes a direct payment of up to $1,400 for an individual, or $2,800 for a couple that files jointly, plus an additional $1,400 per dependent. It extends jobless benefits through …

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Senate Passes Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill

After a 25-hour plus marathon voting session, the Senate has passed a $1.9 trillion covid relief package. The American Rescue Plan passed on a 50-49 party-line vote with no Republicans voting for the bill. Alaskan Republican Senator Dan Sullivan left Washington D.C on Friday to attend his father-in-law’s funeral, so Vice …

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Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits; Vote-a-rama Begins

Senate Democrats struck a deal Friday evening to extend unemployment insurance in President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package after deliberating and halting other action for roughly nine hours. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) finally supported Democrat’s proposal for emergency jobless benefits after hesitating to support an earlier version. Democrats will now …

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Missouri Man Indicted for Threatening Two Congressmen

A Marionville, Missouri, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening two members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Kenneth R. Hubert, 63, was charged in a three-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Springfield, Mo., on Feb. 23, 2021. That indictment was …

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House Passes H.R.1; A Sweeping Voting Rights Act

The House on Wednesday night passed a sweeping voting and campaign finance reform bill that aims to expand voting access, increase election security and change how congressional districts are drawn across the county. The For the People Act of 2021, known as H.R. 1, passed by a vote of 220 to 210. …

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House Passes ‘George Floyd Justice In Policing Act’

The House voted 220-212 on Wednesday evening to pass a police reform bill named for George Floyd, whose death in Minneapolis last year led to nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act fundamentally transforms the culture of policing with strong, unprecedented reforms,” said Speaker …

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